150th meridian west

150th meridian west

The meridian 150° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America (entirely within the State of Alaska), the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

In Antarctica, the meridian defines the eastern limit of New Zealand's territorial claim. The land further east is not claimed by any nation.

The 150th meridian west forms a great circle with the 30th meridian east.

The Hawaii-Aleutian Time Zone is based on the mean solar time of this meridian.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 150th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 150°0′W / 90.000°N 150.000°W / 90.000; -150.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
72°20′N 150°0′W / 72.333°N 150.000°W / 72.333; -150.000 (Beaufort Sea) Beaufort Sea
70°28′N 150°0′W / 70.467°N 150.000°W / 70.467; -150.000 (United States)  United States Alaska - passing through Anchorage (at 61°12′N 150°0′W / 61.200°N 150.000°W / 61.200; -150.000 (Anchorage))
59°39′N 150°0′W / 59.650°N 150.000°W / 59.650; -150.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Caroline Island,  Kiribati (at 9°56′S 150°12′W / 9.933°S 150.200°W / -9.933; -150.200 (Caroline Island))
Passing just west of Moorea island,  French Polynesia (at 17°30′S 149°55′W / 17.500°S 149.917°W / -17.500; -149.917 (Caroline Island))
60°0′S 150°0′W / 60.000°S 150.000°W / -60.000; -150.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
76°32′S 150°0′W / 76.533°S 150.000°W / -76.533; -150.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Border between Ross Dependency, claimed by  New Zealand, and unclaimed territory

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