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61st parallel north

The 61st parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 61 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia and North America.

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At this latitude the sun is visible for 19 hours, 16 minutes during the summer solstice and 5 hours, 32 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

Around the worldEdit

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 61° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or ocean Notes
61°0′N 0°0′E / 61.000°N 0.000°E / 61.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Defines the border between North Sea and Norwegian Sea
61°0′N 4°32′E / 61.000°N 4.533°E / 61.000; 4.533 (Norway)   Norway Islands and skerries of, and Indrevær proper, Sogn og Fjordane
61°0′N 4°37′E / 61.000°N 4.617°E / 61.000; 4.617 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Straumsfjorden, North Sea
61°0′N 4°39′E / 61.000°N 4.650°E / 61.000; 4.650 (Norway)   Norway Islands and skerries of, and Ytre Sula proper, Sogn og Fjordane
61°0′N 4°44′E / 61.000°N 4.733°E / 61.000; 4.733 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Sognesjøen, North Sea
61°0′N 4°56′E / 61.000°N 4.933°E / 61.000; 4.933 (Norway)   Norway Hiserøyna, and the mainland Sogn og Fjordane,
61°0′N 5°28′E / 61.000°N 5.467°E / 61.000; 5.467 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Risnefjorden, Sognefjorden, North Sea
61°0′N 5°29′E / 61.000°N 5.483°E / 61.000; 5.483 (Norway)   Norway Sogn og Fjordane
61°0′N 7°2′E / 61.000°N 7.033°E / 61.000; 7.033 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Aurlandsfjorden, Sognefjorden, North Sea
61°0′N 7°4′E / 61.000°N 7.067°E / 61.000; 7.067 (Norway)   Norway Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Oppland, Hedmark
61°0′N 12°14′E / 61.000°N 12.233°E / 61.000; 12.233 (Sweden)   Sweden
61°0′N 17°13′E / 61.000°N 17.217°E / 61.000; 17.217 (Baltic Sea) Atlantic Ocean Gulf of Bothnia, Baltic Sea
61°0′N 21°17′E / 61.000°N 21.283°E / 61.000; 21.283 (Finland)   Finland
61°0′N 28°41′E / 61.000°N 28.683°E / 61.000; 28.683 (Russia)   Russia Passing through Lake Ladoga, Lake Onega and by the approximate hypocentre of the 1908 Tunguska event
61°0′N 156°5′E / 61.000°N 156.083°E / 61.000; 156.083 (Sea of Okhotsk) Pacific Ocean Gizhigin Bay, Sea of Okhotsk
61°0′N 159°53′E / 61.000°N 159.883°E / 61.000; 159.883 (Russia)   Russia
61°0′N 161°10′E / 61.000°N 161.167°E / 61.000; 161.167 (Sea of Okhotsk) Pacific Ocean Penzhin Bay, Sea of Okhotsk
61°0′N 163°30′E / 61.000°N 163.500°E / 61.000; 163.500 (Russia)   Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
61°0′N 172°11′E / 61.000°N 172.183°E / 61.000; 172.183 (Bering Sea) Pacific Ocean Bering Sea
61°0′N 165°10′W / 61.000°N 165.167°W / 61.000; -165.167 (United States)   United States Alaska
61°0′N 151°30′W / 61.000°N 151.500°W / 61.000; -151.500 (Cook Inlet) Pacific Ocean Cook Inlet, Gulf of Alaska
61°0′N 150°31′W / 61.000°N 150.517°W / 61.000; -150.517 (United States)   United States Alaska - Kenai Peninsula
61°0′N 150°19′W / 61.000°N 150.317°W / 61.000; -150.317 (Cook Inlet) Pacific Ocean Turnagain Arm, Cook Inlet, Gulf of Alaska
61°0′N 149°39′W / 61.000°N 149.650°W / 61.000; -149.650 (United States)   United States Alaska passing through the southern part of Anchorage
61°0′N 141°0′W / 61.000°N 141.000°W / 61.000; -141.000 (Canada)   Canada Yukon
Northwest Territories - passing through the Great Slave Lake
Nunavut
61°0′N 94°10′W / 61.000°N 94.167°W / 61.000; -94.167 (Hudson Bay) Arctic Ocean Hudson Bay
61°0′N 77°59′W / 61.000°N 77.983°W / 61.000; -77.983 (Canada)   Canada Quebec - Ungava Peninsula
Nunavut - Diana Island
61°0′N 69°55′W / 61.000°N 69.917°W / 61.000; -69.917 (Diana Bay) Arctic Ocean Diana Bay, Hudson Strait
61°0′N 69°40′W / 61.000°N 69.667°W / 61.000; -69.667 (Canada)   Canada Quebec - Ungava Peninsula
61°0′N 69°28′W / 61.000°N 69.467°W / 61.000; -69.467 (Hudson Strait) Arctic Ocean Hudson Strait
61°0′N 64°43′W / 61.000°N 64.717°W / 61.000; -64.717 (Davis Strait) Davis Strait
61°0′N 48°24′W / 61.000°N 48.400°W / 61.000; -48.400 (Greenland)   Greenland
61°0′N 42°41′W / 61.000°N 42.683°W / 61.000; -42.683 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just north of Out Stack, Muckle Flugga and Unst, Shetland Islands,   Scotland,   United Kingdom

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Duration of Daylight/Darkness Table for One Year". aa.usno.navy.mil. Retrieved 2016-03-23.