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The meridian 140° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The line is the divider in the area of warning responsibility between the National Hurricane Center and the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in the north Pacific Ocean.[1]

The 140th meridian west forms a great circle with the 40th meridian east.

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From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 140th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N140°0′W / 90.000°N 140.000°W / 90.000; -140.000 (Arctic Ocean)Arctic Ocean
73°48′N140°0′W / 73.800°N 140.000°W / 73.800; -140.000 (Beaufort Sea)Beaufort Sea
69°37′N140°0′W / 69.617°N 140.000°W / 69.617; -140.000 (Canada)  CanadaYukon
60°11′N140°0′W / 60.183°N 140.000°W / 60.183; -140.000 (United States)  United StatesAlaska
59°46′N140°0′W / 59.767°N 140.000°W / 59.767; -140.000 (Pacific Ocean)Pacific Ocean
8°49′S140°0′W / 8.817°S 140.000°W / -8.817; -140.000 (French Polynesia)  French PolynesiaIsland of Nuku Hiva
8°57′S140°0′W / 8.950°S 140.000°W / -8.950; -140.000 (Pacific Ocean)Pacific OceanPassing just east of Ua Pou island,  French Polynesia (at 9°22′S140°1′W / 9.367°S 140.017°W / -9.367; -140.017 (Ua Pu))
Passing just east of Fakahina atoll,  French Polynesia (at 15°58′S140°5′W / 15.967°S 140.083°W / -15.967; -140.083 (Fakahina))
60°0′S140°0′W / 60.000°S 140.000°W / -60.000; -140.000 (Southern Ocean)Southern Ocean
75°13′S140°0′W / 75.217°S 140.000°W / -75.217; -140.000 (Antarctica)AntarcticaUnclaimed territory

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See also


  1. ^Jack Beven (2006-05-15). "Tropical Weather Outlook". National Hurricane Center. Retrieved 2008-09-04.
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