60th meridian east

The meridian 60° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 60th meridian east forms a great circle with the 120th meridian west.

Line across the Earth
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60th meridian east

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading southward to the South Pole, the 60th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 60°0′E / 90.000°N 60.000°E Arctic Ocean
81°18′N 60°0′E / 81.300°N 60.000°E  Russia Hofmann Island, Wilczek Island and Salm Island, Franz Josef Land
79°53′N 60°0′E / 79.883°N 60.000°E Barents Sea
76°7′N 60°0′E / 76.117°N 60.000°E  Russia Severny Island, Novaya Zemlya
74°42′N 60°0′E / 74.700°N 60.000°E Kara Sea
70°5′N 60°0′E / 70.083°N 60.000°E  Russia Vaygach Island
69°41′N 60°0′E / 69.683°N 60.000°E Barents Sea Pechora Sea
68°41′N 60°0′E / 68.683°N 60.000°E  Russia
50°49′N 60°0′E / 50.817°N 60.000°E  Kazakhstan The border with Uzbekistan is in the Aral Sea
44°55′N 60°0′E / 44.917°N 60.000°E  Uzbekistan
42°13′N 60°0′E / 42.217°N 60.000°E  Turkmenistan For about 6km
42°9′N 60°0′E / 42.150°N 60.000°E  Uzbekistan For about 6km
42°5′N 60°0′E / 42.083°N 60.000°E  Turkmenistan For about 9km
42°0′N 60°0′E / 42.000°N 60.000°E  Uzbekistan For about 5km
41°57′N 60°0′E / 41.950°N 60.000°E  Turkmenistan
37°2′N 60°0′E / 37.033°N 60.000°E  Iran
25°23′N 60°0′E / 25.383°N 60.000°E Indian Ocean Passing just east of the coast of  Oman
60°0′S 60°0′E / 60.000°S 60.000°E Southern Ocean
67°24′S 60°0′E / 67.400°S 60.000°E Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

See also

120th meridian west

The meridian 120° 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 120th meridian west forms a great circle with the 60th meridian east.

In Canada much of the border between British Columbia and Alberta is defined by the meridian, and in the United States part of the border between California and Nevada approximately follows it.

The mean solar time at this meridian determines the time for the Pacific Time Zone (UTC−08:00) during standard time. Most of the year however, it is the meridian for Alaska Daylight Time, as daylight saving time is observed for nearly 2/3 of the year.

59th meridian east

The meridian 59° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 59th meridian east forms a great circle with the 121st meridian west.

60th meridian

60th meridian may refer to:

60th meridian east, a line of longitude east of the Greenwich Meridian

60th meridian west, a line of longitude west of the Greenwich Meridian

61st meridian east

The meridian 61° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 61st meridian east forms a great circle with the 119th meridian west.

62nd meridian east

The meridian 62° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 62nd meridian east forms a great circle with the 118th meridian west.

Asiatic–Pacific Campaign Medal

The Asiatic–Pacific Campaign Medal is a United States military award of the Second World War, which was awarded to any member of the United States Armed Forces who served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater from 1941 to 1945. The medal was created on November 6, 1942 by Executive Order 9265 issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The medal was designed by Thomas Hudson Jones; the reverse side was designed by Adolph Alexander Weinman which is the same design as used on the reverse of the American Campaign Medal and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.

There were 21 Army and 48 Navy-Marine Corps official campaigns of the Pacific Theater, denoted on the suspension and service ribbon of the medal by service stars which also were called "battle stars"; some Navy construction battalion units issued the medal with Arabic numerals. The Arrowhead device is authorized for those campaigns which involved participation in amphibious assault landings. The Fleet Marine Force Combat Operation Insignia is also authorized for wear on the medal for Navy service members who participated in combat while assigned to a Marine Corps unit. The flag colors of the United States and Japan are visible in the ribbon.

The Asiatic–Pacific Campaign Medal was first issued as a service ribbon in 1942. A full medal was authorized in 1947, the first of which was presented to General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. The European Theater equivalent of the medal was known as the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.

Boundaries of Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

(1) The eastern boundary is coincident with the western boundary of the American Theater.

(2) The western boundary is from the North Pole south along the 60th meridian east longitude to its intersection with the east boundary of Iran, then south along the Iran boundary to the Gulf of Oman and the intersection of the 60th meridian east longitude, then south along the 60th meridian east longitude to the South Pole.

European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

The European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal is a military award of the United States Armed Forces which was first created on November 6, 1942 by Executive Order 9265 issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt

The medal was intended to recognize those military service members who had performed military duty in the European Theater (to include North Africa and the Middle East) during the years of the Second World War.

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