30th parallel south
The 30th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 30 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.
At this latitude the sun is visible for 14 hours, 5 minutes during the December solstice and 10 hours, 13 minutes during the June solstice. On December 21, the sun is at 83.83 degrees up in the sky and at 36.17 degrees on June 21.
Around the worldEdit
Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 30° south passes through:
Co-ordinates Country, territory or ocean Notes Atlantic Ocean South Africa Northern Cape
Lesotho South Africa KwaZulu-Natal - passing just south of Durban Indian Ocean Australia Western Australia
New South Wales
Pacific Ocean Passing between islands in the Kermadec chain, New Zealand Chile Coquimbo Region Argentina San Juan Province
La Rioja Province
Santiago del Estero Province
Santa Fe Province
Brazil Rio Grande do Sul - passing through Porto Alegre Atlantic Ocean