These various deviations generally accommodate the political and/or economic affiliations of the affected areas. The IDL remains on the 180° meridian until passing the equator.Proceeding from north to south, the first deviation of the IDL from 180° is to pass to the east of Wrangel Island and the Chukchi Peninsula, the easternmost part of Russian Siberia. Two US-owned uninhabited atolls, Howland Island and Baker Island, just north of the equator in the central Pacific Ocean (and ships at sea between 172.5°W and 180°), have the latest time on Earth (UTC−12 hours).In many places, the IDL follows the 180° meridian exactly.In other places, however, the IDL deviates east or west away from that meridian. Aleutian Islands (Attu Island being the westernmost) and the Commander Islands, which belong to Russia. Thus, all of Russia is to the west of the IDL, and all of the United States is to the east except for the insular areas of Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Wake Island.It passes through the middle of the Pacific Ocean, roughly following the 180° line of longitude but deviating to pass around some territories and island groups. (Times are approximate, since time zone boundaries generally do not exactly coincide with meridians.Night and day is illustrative only; daylight hours depend on latitude and time of year.) The IDL is roughly based on the meridian of 180° longitude, roughly down the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and halfway around the world from the Greenwich meridian.
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