79th meridian west

Line across the Earth
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79th meridian west

The meridian 79° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, Central America, South America, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

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The 79th meridian west forms a great circle with the 101st meridian east.

From Pole to PoleEdit

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 79th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 79°0′W / 90.000°N 79.000°W / 90.000; -79.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
82°52′N 79°0′W / 82.867°N 79.000°W / 82.867; -79.000 (Canada)   Canada NunavutEllesmere Island
76°25′N 79°0′W / 76.417°N 79.000°W / 76.417; -79.000 (Glacier Strait) Glacier Strait
76°7′N 79°0′W / 76.117°N 79.000°W / 76.117; -79.000 (Canada)   Canada NunavutCoburg Island
75°50′N 79°0′W / 75.833°N 79.000°W / 75.833; -79.000 (Baffin Bay) Baffin Bay
73°38′N 79°0′W / 73.633°N 79.000°W / 73.633; -79.000 (Canada)   Canada NunavutBylot Island
72°46′N 79°0′W / 72.767°N 79.000°W / 72.767; -79.000 (Eclipse Sound) Eclipse Sound
72°26′N 79°0′W / 72.433°N 79.000°W / 72.433; -79.000 (Canada)   Canada NunavutEmmerson Island, Frechette Island and Baffin Island
69°53′N 79°0′W / 69.883°N 79.000°W / 69.883; -79.000 (Foxe Basin) Foxe Basin Passing just west of Koch Island, Nunavut,   Canada (at 69°29′N 78°51′W / 69.483°N 78.850°W / 69.483; -78.850 (Koch Island))
69°7′N 79°0′W / 69.117°N 79.000°W / 69.117; -79.000 (Canada)   Canada NunavutRowley Island
68°54′N 79°0′W / 68.900°N 79.000°W / 68.900; -79.000 (Foxe Basin) Foxe Basin Passing just west of North Spicer Island, Nunavut,   Canada (at 68°29′N 78°57′W / 68.483°N 78.950°W / 68.483; -78.950 (Spicer Islands))
68°22′N 79°0′W / 68.367°N 79.000°W / 68.367; -79.000 (Canada)   Canada NunavutSouth Spicer Island
68°11′N 79°0′W / 68.183°N 79.000°W / 68.183; -79.000 (Foxe Basin) Foxe Basin
65°30′N 79°0′W / 65.500°N 79.000°W / 65.500; -79.000 (Foxe Channel) Foxe Channel
62°42′N 79°0′W / 62.700°N 79.000°W / 62.700; -79.000 (Hudson Bay) Hudson Bay Passing just west of Elsie Island, Nunavut,   Canada (at 58°51′N 78°58′W / 58.850°N 78.967°W / 58.850; -78.967 (Elsie Island))
56°25′N 79°0′W / 56.417°N 79.000°W / 56.417; -79.000 (Canada)   Canada NunavutFlaherty Island and Innetalling Island
55°59′N 79°0′W / 55.983°N 79.000°W / 55.983; -79.000 (Hudson Bay) Hudson Bay Passing just east of Long Island, Nunavut,   Canada (at 54°56′N 79°1′W / 54.933°N 79.017°W / 54.933; -79.017 (Long Island))
54°50′N 79°0′W / 54.833°N 79.000°W / 54.833; -79.000 (Canada)   Canada Quebec
53°24′N 79°0′W / 53.400°N 79.000°W / 53.400; -79.000 (James Bay) James Bay Passing west of Waskaganish (Fort Rupert, Quebec) at 51°29′N 79°0′W / 51.483°N 79.000°W / 51.483; -79.000 (James Bay)
51°47′N 79°0′W / 51.783°N 79.000°W / 51.783; -79.000 (Canada)   Canada Quebec
Ontario — from 46°35′N 79°0′W / 46.583°N 79.000°W / 46.583; -79.000 (Ontario)
43°49′N 79°0′W / 43.817°N 79.000°W / 43.817; -79.000 (Lake Ontario) Lake Ontario
43°16′N 79°0′W / 43.267°N 79.000°W / 43.267; -79.000 (United States)   United States New York — passing just east of Niagara Falls (at 43°5′N 79°4′W / 43.083°N 79.067°W / 43.083; -79.067 (Niagara Falls)) and west of Lockport (at 43°10′N 78°42′W / 43.167°N 78.700°W / 43.167; -78.700 (Lockport))
42°58′N 79°0′W / 42.967°N 79.000°W / 42.967; -79.000 (Canada)   Canada Ontario
42°52′N 79°0′W / 42.867°N 79.000°W / 42.867; -79.000 (Lake Erie) Lake Erie
42°42′N 79°0′W / 42.700°N 79.000°W / 42.700; -79.000 (United States)   United States New YorkGrand Island and the Niagara River near Buffalo
Pennsylvania — from 42°0′N 79°0′W / 42.000°N 79.000°W / 42.000; -79.000 (Pennsylvania)
Maryland — from 39°43′N 79°0′W / 39.717°N 79.000°W / 39.717; -79.000 (Maryland)
West Virginia — from 39°27′N 79°0′W / 39.450°N 79.000°W / 39.450; -79.000 (West Virginia)
Virginia — passing just east of Staunton at 38°9′N 79°4′W / 38.150°N 79.067°W / 38.150; -79.067 (Staunton)
North Carolina — passing just west of Durham at 35°59′N 79°0′W / 35.983°N 79.000°W / 35.983; -79.000 (Durham)
South Carolina — from 34°14′N 79°0′W / 34.233°N 79.000°W / 34.233; -79.000 (South Carolina)
33°34′N 79°0′W / 33.567°N 79.000°W / 33.567; -79.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just west of Grand Bahama,   Bahamas (at 26°41′N 79°0′W / 26.683°N 79.000°W / 26.683; -79.000 (Grand Bahama))
22°40′N 79°0′W / 22.667°N 79.000°W / 22.667; -79.000 (Cuba)   Cuba Cayo Santa Maria and the mainland
21°36′N 79°0′W / 21.600°N 79.000°W / 21.600; -79.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Caribbean Sea
20°53′N 79°0′W / 20.883°N 79.000°W / 20.883; -79.000 (Cuba)   Cuba Doce Leguas Cays
20°51′N 79°0′W / 20.850°N 79.000°W / 20.850; -79.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Caribbean Sea
9°34′N 79°0′W / 9.567°N 79.000°W / 9.567; -79.000 (Panama)   Panama
8°57′N 79°0′W / 8.950°N 79.000°W / 8.950; -79.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Gulf of Panama
8°28′N 79°0′W / 8.467°N 79.000°W / 8.467; -79.000 (Panama)   Panama Pearl Islands
8°27′N 79°0′W / 8.450°N 79.000°W / 8.450; -79.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
1°41′N 79°0′W / 1.683°N 79.000°W / 1.683; -79.000 (Colombia)   Colombia Westernmost point
1°35′N 79°0′W / 1.583°N 79.000°W / 1.583; -79.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Ancón de Sardinas Bay
1°14′N 79°0′W / 1.233°N 79.000°W / 1.233; -79.000 (Ecuador)   Ecuador
4°59′S 79°0′W / 4.983°S 79.000°W / -4.983; -79.000 (Peru)   Peru
8°13′S 79°0′W / 8.217°S 79.000°W / -8.217; -79.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
33°40′S 79°0′W / 33.667°S 79.000°W / -33.667; -79.000 (Chile)   Chile Islands of Robinson Crusoe and Santa Clara
33°42′S 79°0′W / 33.700°S 79.000°W / -33.700; -79.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 79°0′W / 60.000°S 79.000°W / -60.000; -79.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
72°57′S 79°0′W / 72.950°S 79.000°W / -72.950; -79.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Territory claimed by   Chile (Antártica Chilena Province) and by the   United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory)

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