141st meridian west

The meridian 141° 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.

Line across the Earth
141st meridian west
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The western border of Yukon (with Alaska) is defined by the meridian.

The 141st meridian west forms a great circle with the 39th meridian east.

Most of the border between Alaska, United States and Yukon, Canada is defined by the meridian, meaning the western extremity of Canada lies on this meridian.[1]

From Pole to PoleEdit

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 141st meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 141°0′W / 90.000°N 141.000°W / 90.000; -141.000 (Arctic Ocean) Geographical North Pole in the Arctic Ocean
73°40′N 141°0′W / 73.667°N 141.000°W / 73.667; -141.000 (Beaufort Sea) Beaufort Sea
69°39′N 141°0′W / 69.650°N 141.000°W / 69.650; -141.000 (United States / Canada border)   United States /   Canada border Alaska / Yukon
60°19′N 141°0′W / 60.317°N 141.000°W / 60.317; -141.000 (United States)   United States Alaska (Yakutat City and Borough)
59°46′N 141°0′W / 59.767°N 141.000°W / 59.767; -141.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Eiao island,   French Polynesia (at 8°0′S 140°43′W / 8.000°S 140.717°W / -8.000; -140.717 (Eiao))
Passing just east of Napuka atoll,   French Polynesia (at 14°11′S 141°10′W / 14.183°S 141.167°W / -14.183; -141.167 (Napuka))
Passing just west of Fangatau atoll,   French Polynesia (at 15°49′S 140°53′W / 15.817°S 140.883°W / -15.817; -140.883 (Fangatau))
Passing just west of Amanu atoll,   French Polynesia (at 17°51′S 140°50′W / 17.850°S 140.833°W / -17.850; -140.833 (Amanu))
18°4′S 141°0′W / 18.067°S 141.000°W / -18.067; -141.000 (French Polynesia)   French Polynesia Hao atoll
18°11′S 141°0′W / 18.183°S 141.000°W / -18.183; -141.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Paraoa atoll,   French Polynesia (at 19°7′S 140°43′W / 19.117°S 140.717°W / -19.117; -140.717 (Paraoa))
Passing just east of Manuhangi atoll,   French Polynesia (at 19°12′S 141°13′W / 19.200°S 141.217°W / -19.200; -141.217 (Manuhangi))
60°0′S 141°0′W / 60.000°S 141.000°W / -60.000; -141.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
75°35′S 141°0′W / 75.583°S 141.000°W / -75.583; -141.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Unclaimed territory

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