125th meridian west


The meridian 125° 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
125th meridian west
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The 125th meridian west forms a great circle with the 55th meridian east.

From Pole to PoleEdit

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 125th meridian west passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 125°0′W / 90.000°N 125.000°W / 90.000; -125.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
76°1′N 125°0′W / 76.017°N 125.000°W / 76.017; -125.000 (Beaufort Sea) Beaufort Sea
72°52′N 125°0′W / 72.867°N 125.000°W / 72.867; -125.000 (Canada)   Canada Northwest TerritoriesBanks Island
71°53′N 125°0′W / 71.883°N 125.000°W / 71.883; -125.000 (Amundsen Gulf) Amundsen Gulf
70°11′N 125°0′W / 70.183°N 125.000°W / 70.183; -125.000 (Canada)   Canada Northwest Territories — passing through the Great Bear Lake
Yukon — from 60°51′N 125°0′W / 60.850°N 125.000°W / 60.850; -125.000 (Yukon)
British Columbia — from 60°0′N 125°0′W / 60.000°N 125.000°W / 60.000; -125.000 (British Columbia), the mainland, Raza Island and Cortes Island
50°5′N 125°0′W / 50.083°N 125.000°W / 50.083; -125.000 (Strait of Georgia) Strait of Georgia
49°48′N 125°0′W / 49.800°N 125.000°W / 49.800; -125.000 (Canada)   Canada British ColumbiaVancouver Island, through Courtenay
48°42′N 125°0′W / 48.700°N 125.000°W / 48.700; -125.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just west of Cape Alava, Washington,   United States (at 48°10′N 124°44′W / 48.167°N 124.733°W / 48.167; -124.733 (Cape Alava))
Passing just west of Ducie Island,   Pitcairn Islands (at 24°41′S 124°47′W / 24.683°S 124.783°W / -24.683; -124.783 (Ducie Island))
60°0′S 125°0′W / 60.000°S 125.000°W / -60.000; -125.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
73°17′S 125°0′W / 73.283°S 125.000°W / -73.283; -125.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Unclaimed territory

See alsoEdit