40th parallel south
The 40th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 40 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America. Its long oceanic stretches are the northern domain of the Roaring Forties.
The maximum altitude of the Sun is > 35.00º in April and > 28.00º in May.
Around the worldEdit
Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 40° south passes through:
Co-ordinates Country, territory or ocean Notes Atlantic Ocean Indian Ocean Australia King Island, Tasmania Indian Ocean Bass Strait Australia Flinders Island, Tasmania South Pacific Tasman Sea New Zealand Manawatu-Wanganui region, North Island Pacific Ocean Chile Punta Galera, Los Ríos Region Argentina Neuquén Province
Río Negro Province
Buenos Aires Province