The 46th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 46 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.
At this latitude the sun is visible for 15 hours, 45 minutes during the December solstice and 8 hours, 38 minutes during the June solstice.
The largest city south of the 46th parallel is Punta Arenas.
Around the worldEdit
Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 46° south passes through:
Co-ordinates Country, territory or ocean Notes 46°0′S 0°0′E / 46.000°S 0.000°E Atlantic Ocean 46°0′S 20°0′E / 46.000°S 20.000°E Indian Ocean Passing between Île aux Cochons and Îlots des Apôtres in the Crozet Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Lands 46°0′S 147°0′E / 46.000°S 147.000°E Pacific Ocean Tasman Sea 46°0′S 166°26′E / 46.000°S 166.433°E New Zealand Fiordland, passing through Lake Hauroko and Chalky Sound; Southland Region, close to the townships of Nightcaps and Mandeville; Otago Region, passing south of the city of Dunedin, close to the townships of Waitahuna and Henley 46°0′S 170°15′E / 46.000°S 170.250°E Pacific Ocean 46°0′S 75°2′W / 46.000°S 75.033°W Chile Taitao Peninsula, Moraleda Channel, also passes near Balmaceda, Aysén Region 46°0′S 71°38′W / 46.000°S 71.633°W Argentina Border between Chubut Province and Santa Cruz Province
Passes near Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut Province
46°0′S 67°35′W / 46.000°S 67.583°W Atlantic Ocean