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The meridian 160° 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.

Longitude A geographic coordinate that specifies the east-west position of a point on the Earths surface

Longitude, is a geographic coordinate that specifies the east–west position of a point on the Earth's surface. It is an angular measurement, usually expressed in degrees and denoted by the Greek letter lambda (λ). Meridians connect points with the same longitude. By convention, one of these, the Prime Meridian, which passes through the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, England, was allocated the position of 0° longitude. The longitude of other places is measured as the angle east or west from the Prime Meridian, ranging from 0° at the Prime Meridian to +180° eastward and −180° westward. Specifically, it is the angle between a plane through the Prime Meridian and a plane through both poles and the location in question.

North Pole Northern point where the Earths axis of rotation intersects its surface

The North Pole, also known as the Geographic North Pole or Terrestrial North Pole, is defined as the point in the Northern Hemisphere where the Earth's axis of rotation meets its surface.

Arctic Ocean The smallest and shallowest of the worlds five major oceans, located in the north polar regions

The Arctic Ocean is the smallest and shallowest of the world's five major oceans. The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) recognizes it as an ocean, although some oceanographers call it the Arctic Mediterranean Sea or simply the Arctic Sea, classifying it a mediterranean sea or an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean. It is also seen as the northernmost part of the all-encompassing World Ocean.

The 160th meridian west forms a great circle with the 20th meridian east.

Great circle intersection of the sphere and a plane which passes through the center point of the sphere

A great circle, also known as an orthodrome, of a sphere is the intersection of the sphere and a plane that passes through the center point of the sphere. A great circle is the largest circle that can be drawn on any given sphere. Any diameter of any great circle coincides with a diameter of the sphere, and therefore all great circles have the same center and circumference as each other. This special case of a circle of a sphere is in opposition to a small circle, that is, the intersection of the sphere and a plane that does not pass through the center. Every circle in Euclidean 3-space is a great circle of exactly one sphere.

20th meridian east meridian

The meridian 20° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Africa, the Atlantic and Indian oceans, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 160th meridian west passes through:

South Pole Southern point where the Earths axis of rotation intersects its surface

The South Pole, also known as the Geographic South Pole or Terrestrial South Pole, is one of the two points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects its surface. It is the southernmost point on the surface of the Earth and lies on the opposite side of the Earth from the North Pole.

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N160°0′W / 90.000°N 160.000°W / 90.000; -160.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
71°34′N160°0′W / 71.567°N 160.000°W / 71.567; -160.000 (Chukchi Sea) Chukchi Sea
70°40′N160°0′W / 70.667°N 160.000°W / 70.667; -160.000 (United States) Flag of the United States.svg  United States Alaska
58°53′N160°0′W / 58.883°N 160.000°W / 58.883; -160.000 (Bering Sea) Bering Sea Bristol Bay
56°29′N160°0′W / 56.483°N 160.000°W / 56.483; -160.000 (United States) Flag of the United States.svg  United States AlaskaAlaska Peninsula
55°48′N160°0′W / 55.800°N 160.000°W / 55.800; -160.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just east of Karpa Island, Alaska, Flag of the United States.svg  United States (at 55°31′N160°1′W / 55.517°N 160.017°W / 55.517; -160.017 (Karpa Island) )
Passing just east of Andronica Island, Alaska, Flag of the United States.svg  United States (at 55°19′N160°1′W / 55.317°N 160.017°W / 55.317; -160.017 (Andronica Island) )
55°12′N160°0′W / 55.200°N 160.000°W / 55.200; -160.000 (United States) Flag of the United States.svg  United States AlaskaNagai Island
55°2′N160°0′W / 55.033°N 160.000°W / 55.033; -160.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of the island of Kauai, Hawaii, Flag of the United States.svg  United States (at 22°1′N159°48′W / 22.017°N 159.800°W / 22.017; -159.800 (Kauai) )
Passing just east of the island of Niihau, Hawaii, Flag of the United States.svg  United States (at 21°59′N160°3′W / 21.983°N 160.050°W / 21.983; -160.050 (Niihau) )
Passing just east of Jarvis Island, Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minor Outlying Islands (at 0°23′S160°1′W / 0.383°S 160.017°W / -0.383; -160.017 (Jarvis Island) )
Passing just west of Aitutaki island, Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands (at 18°54′S159°50′W / 18.900°S 159.833°W / -18.900; -159.833 (Aitutaki) )
Passing just west of Rarotonga island, Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands (at 21°12′S159°49′W / 21.200°S 159.817°W / -21.200; -159.817 (Rorotonga) )
60°0′S160°0′W / 60.000°S 160.000°W / -60.000; -160.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
77°59′S160°0′W / 77.983°S 160.000°W / -77.983; -160.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Ross Dependency, claimed by Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand

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