61st parallel south

The 61st parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 61 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. No land lies on the parallel — it crosses nothing but the Southern Ocean.

Line across the Earth
61st parallel south
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At this latitude the sun is visible for 19 hours, 16 minutes during the December solstice and 5 hours, 32 minutes during the June solstice.[1]

Around the worldEdit

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

Co-ordinates Ocean Notes
61°0′S 0°0′E / 61.000°S 0.000°E / -61.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Southern Ocean South of the Atlantic Ocean
61°0′S 20°0′E / 61.000°S 20.000°E / -61.000; 20.000 (Southern Ocean / South of the Indian Ocean) South of the Indian Ocean
61°0′S 147°0′E / 61.000°S 147.000°E / -61.000; 147.000 (Southern Ocean / South of the Pacific Ocean) South of the Pacific Ocean
Passing through the Drake Passage between South America and the Antarctic Peninsula
61°0′S 67°16′W / 61.000°S 67.267°W / -61.000; -67.267 (Southern Ocean / South of the Atlantic Ocean) South of the Atlantic Ocean
Passing just north of Elephant Island, and Clarence Island (claimed by   Argentina,   Chile and   United Kingdom)
Passing just south of the South Orkney Islands,   South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (claimed by   Argentina)

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