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The meridian 30° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, the Atlantic 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 30th meridian west forms a great circle with the 150th meridian east, and it is the reference meridian for the time zone UTC-2.

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.

150th meridian east

The meridian 150° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, Australasia, 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 30th 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′N30°0′W / 90.000°N 30.000°W / 90.000; -30.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
83°35′N30°0′W / 83.583°N 30.000°W / 83.583; -30.000 (Greenland) Flag of Greenland.svg  Greenland Northern Peary Land
83°10′N30°0′W / 83.167°N 30.000°W / 83.167; -30.000 (Frederick E. Hyde Fjord) Frederick E. Hyde Fjord
83°8′N30°0′W / 83.133°N 30.000°W / 83.133; -30.000 (Greenland) Flag of Greenland.svg  Greenland Southern Peary Land
82°10′N30°0′W / 82.167°N 30.000°W / 82.167; -30.000 (Independence Fjord) Independence Fjord
81°55′N30°0′W / 81.917°N 30.000°W / 81.917; -30.000 (Greenland) Flag of Greenland.svg  Greenland Mainland and Sokongen Island
68°10′N30°0′W / 68.167°N 30.000°W / 68.167; -30.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S30°0′W / 60.000°S 30.000°W / -60.000; -30.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
76°35′S30°0′W / 76.583°S 30.000°W / -76.583; -30.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Claimed by both Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina (Argentine Antarctica) and Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)

See also

29th meridian west

The meridian 29° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, the Atlantic Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

31st meridian west

The meridian 31° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, the Atlantic Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

<i>Beyond Thirty</i> novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Beyond Thirty is a short science fiction novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs. It was written in 1915 and first published in All Around Magazine in February 1916, but did not appear in book form in Burroughs' lifetime. The first book edition was issued by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach's Fantasy Press fanzine in 1955; it then appeared in the collection Beyond Thirty and The Man-Eater, published by Science-Fiction & Fantasy Publications in 1957. The work was retitled The Lost Continent for the first mass-market paperback edition, published by Ace Books in October 1963; all subsequent editions bore the new title until the Bison Books edition of March 2001, which restored the original title.

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