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.

The 150th meridian east forms a great circle with the 30th meridian west.

This is the exact middle of the Australian Eastern Standard Time Zone, where the sun rises at 6am and sets at 6pm precisely every equinox.

Line across the Earth
150°
150th meridian east
Marulan 150E monument
150° monument in Marulan, New South Wales

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 150th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 150°0′E / 90.000°N 150.000°E Arctic Ocean
76°46′N 150°0′E / 76.767°N 150.000°E East Siberian Sea
75°12′N 150°0′E / 75.200°N 150.000°E  Russia Sakha RepublicNew Siberia Island
74°48′N 150°0′E / 74.800°N 150.000°E East Siberian Sea
71°59′N 150°0′E / 71.983°N 150.000°E  Russia Sakha Republic
Magadan Oblast — from 64°30′N 150°0′E / 64.500°N 150.000°E
59°41′N 150°0′E / 59.683°N 150.000°E Sea of Okhotsk
46°2′N 150°0′E / 46.033°N 150.000°E  Russia Sakhalin Oblast — island of Urup, Kuril Islands
45°49′N 150°0′E / 45.817°N 150.000°E Pacific Ocean
8°54′N 150°0′E / 8.900°N 150.000°E  Federated States of Micronesia Namonuito Atoll
8°33′N 150°0′E / 8.550°N 150.000°E Pacific Ocean
1°40′S 150°0′E / 1.667°S 150.000°E  Papua New Guinea Emirau Island
1°41′S 150°0′E / 1.683°S 150.000°E Pacific Ocean Bismarck Sea
2°27′S 150°0′E / 2.450°S 150.000°E  Papua New Guinea New Hanover Island
2°31′S 150°0′E / 2.517°S 150.000°E Pacific Ocean Bismarck Sea
5°8′S 150°0′E / 5.133°S 150.000°E  Papua New Guinea Island of New Britain
6°18′S 150°0′E / 6.300°S 150.000°E Solomon Sea
9°38′S 150°0′E / 9.633°S 150.000°E  Papua New Guinea Island of New Guinea
9°44′S 150°0′E / 9.733°S 150.000°E Solomon Sea Goodenough Bay
10°5′S 150°0′E / 10.083°S 150.000°E  Papua New Guinea Island of New Guinea
10°36′S 150°0′E / 10.600°S 150.000°E Pacific Ocean Coral Sea — passing just east of Willis Island in the Coral Sea Islands Territory (at 16°17′S 149°58′E / 16.283°S 149.967°E)
22°6′S 150°0′E / 22.100°S 150.000°E  Australia Queensland
New South Wales — from 28°35′N 150°0′E / 28.583°N 150.000°E, passing through Marulan (at 34°43′S 150°0′E / 34.717°S 150.000°E)
36°41′S 150°0′E / 36.683°S 150.000°E Pacific Ocean
37°9′S 150°0′E / 37.150°S 150.000°E  Australia New South WalesGreen Cape
37°15′S 150°0′E / 37.250°S 150.000°E Pacific Ocean
60°0′S 150°0′E / 60.000°S 150.000°E Southern Ocean
68°26′S 150°0′E / 68.433°S 150.000°E Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

See also

149th meridian east

The meridian 149° 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.

The 149th meridian east forms a great circle with the 31st meridian west.

150th meridian

150th meridian may refer to:

150th meridian east, a line of longitude east of the Greenwich Meridian

150th meridian west, a line of longitude west of the Greenwich Meridian

151st meridian east

The meridian 151° 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.

The 151st meridian east forms a great circle with the 29th meridian west.

30th meridian west

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.

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.

Chamorro Time Zone

The Chamorro Time Zone, formerly the Guam Time Zone, is a United States time zone which observes standard time ten hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+10:00). The clock time in this zone is based on the mean solar time of the 150th meridian east of the Greenwich Observatory.

The zone includes the U.S. territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, where the Chamorro people are the original inhabitants. Since Daylight Saving Time (DST) is not observed anywhere in this zone, the time is always known as Chamorro Standard Time (ChST).

The zone is two hours behind Wake Island Time Zone and 15 hours ahead of North American Eastern Time Zone.

Chamorro Standard Time shares the same time as Australian Eastern Standard Time.

Hume Highway

The Hume Highway, inclusive of the sections now known as the Hume Freeway and Hume Motorway, is one of Australia's major inter-city national highways, running for 840 kilometres (520 mi) between Melbourne in the southwest and Sydney in the northeast. Upgrading of the route from Sydney's outskirts to Melbourne's outskirts to dual carriageway was completed on 7 August 2013.From north to south, the road is called the Hume Highway in metropolitan Sydney, the Hume Motorway between Prestons and Berrima, the Hume Highway elsewhere in New South Wales and the Hume Freeway in Victoria. It is part of the Auslink National Network and is a vital link for road freight to transport goods to and from the two cities as well as serving Albury-Wodonga and Canberra.

The main alternative route between Sydney and Melbourne is the Princes Highway/Princes Freeway/Princes Motorway route (A1/M1) which follows the coast for most of its length. Other inland alternate routes include the Olympic Highway route (A41) between Albury and Sydney via Wagga Wagga, Cowra and Bathurst, and also the Federal Highway / Monaro Highway route (M23/A23/B23) via Canberra which links with the Hume Highway near Goulburn and the Princes Highway in East Gippsland.

In New South Wales during 2013, the National Highway shield, National Highway 31, was replaced with a standard alphanumeric route number, the M31 south of Prestons (along with the A22 east of Liverpool into the Sydney CBD and the A28 for a short length through Liverpool). This re-numbering for the first time in over 20 years created one continuously signed route along the Hume Highway, having already been signed the M31 in Victoria during the 1990s. During 2013, the route between Berrima and Prestons was also renamed the Hume Motorway.

Marulan

Marulan is a small town in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia in the Goulburn Mulwaree Council local government area. It is located south-west of Sydney on the Hume Highway, although it bypasses the town proper. Marulan lies on the 150th meridian east. It has a railway station on NSW TrainLink's Southern Highlands Line. Marulan was previously known as Mooroowoolen.

At the 2016 census, Marulan had a population of 1,178 people.

Moura, Queensland

Moura is a small town and locality in the Shire of Banana in Central Queensland, Australia. It services the surrounding coal mining and rural activities. It is situated approximately 65 kilometres (40 mi) west of Biloela on the Dawson Highway, 186 kilometres (116 mi) west of the port city of Gladstone, and 171 kilometres (106 mi) south west of Rockhampton. At the 2011census, Moura had a population of 1,899 people.

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