40th meridian east

The meridian 40° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 40th meridian east forms a great circle with the 140th meridian west.

Line across the Earth
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40th meridian east

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 40th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 40°0′E / 90.000°N 40.000°E Arctic Ocean
80°27′N 40°0′E / 80.450°N 40.000°E Barents Sea
67°49′N 40°0′E / 67.817°N 40.000°E  Russia Island of Ostrov Lumbovskiy and the Kola Peninsula
66°25′N 40°0′E / 66.417°N 40.000°E White Sea
65°49′N 40°0′E / 65.817°N 40.000°E  Russia
65°10′N 40°0′E / 65.167°N 40.000°E White Sea Dvina Bay
64°45′N 40°0′E / 64.750°N 40.000°E  Russia
49°36′N 40°0′E / 49.600°N 40.000°E  Ukraine
49°9′N 40°0′E / 49.150°N 40.000°E  Russia
48°53′N 40°0′E / 48.883°N 40.000°E  Ukraine For about 10km
48°48′N 40°0′E / 48.800°N 40.000°E  Russia
48°17′N 40°0′E / 48.283°N 40.000°E  Ukraine For about 6km
48°13′N 40°0′E / 48.217°N 40.000°E  Russia Passing east of Adler, less than a kilometer west of the border with  Georgia (at 43°24′N 40°0′E / 43.400°N 40.000°E)
43°23′N 40°0′E / 43.383°N 40.000°E Black Sea
40°57′N 40°0′E / 40.950°N 40.000°E  Turkey
36°49′N 40°0′E / 36.817°N 40.000°E  Syria
33°57′N 40°0′E / 33.950°N 40.000°E  Iraq
32°1′N 40°0′E / 32.017°N 40.000°E  Saudi Arabia
20°15′N 40°0′E / 20.250°N 40.000°E Red Sea
16°3′N 40°0′E / 16.050°N 40.000°E  Eritrea Dahlak Archipelago and the mainland
14°27′N 40°0′E / 14.450°N 40.000°E  Ethiopia
3°56′N 40°0′E / 3.933°N 40.000°E  Kenya
3°22′S 40°0′E / 3.367°S 40.000°E Indian Ocean Passing just east of the islands of Pemba, Latham and Mafia,  Tanzania
10°8′S 40°0′E / 10.133°S 40.000°E  Tanzania
10°49′S 40°0′E / 10.817°S 40.000°E  Mozambique
16°12′S 40°0′E / 16.200°S 40.000°E Indian Ocean Passing between the atoll of Bassas da India and Europa Island,  French Southern and Antarctic Lands
60°0′S 40°0′E / 60.000°S 40.000°E Southern Ocean
68°52′S 40°0′E / 68.867°S 40.000°E Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

See also

140th meridian west

The meridian 140° 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.

The line is the divider in the area of warning responsibility between the National Hurricane Center and the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in the north Pacific Ocean.The 140th meridian west forms a great circle with the 40th meridian east.

39th meridian east

The meridian 39° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

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

40th meridian

40th meridian may refer to:

40th meridian east, a line of longitude east of the Greenwich Meridian

40th meridian west, a line of longitude west of the Greenwich Meridian

41st meridian east

The meridian 41° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

Part of the border between Kenya and Somalia runs about 1 km west of the meridian, parallel to it.

The 41st meridian east forms a great circle with the 139th meridian west.

Mecca Time

Mecca Time was a proposed time standard that uses the line of longitude that goes through Mecca, Saudi Arabia (39°49′34″ E of the Greenwich Meridian) as its Prime Meridian. A clock based on this meridian would be at approximately UTC+02:39:18.3.

The proposal was made by Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi and other Muslim clerics meeting in Doha, Qatar on April 21, 2008 for a conference titled "Mecca: the Center of the Earth, Theory and Practice".

Solar eclipse of January 23, 1860

An annular solar eclipse occurred on January 23, 1860 during summer. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide.

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