62nd parallel south

The 62nd parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 62 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.

Line across the Earth
62nd parallel south
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At this latitude the sun is visible for 19 hours, 45 minutes during the December solstice and 5 hours, 09 minutes during the June solstice.[1]

Around the worldEdit

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 62° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Continent or ocean Notes
62°0′S 0°0′E / 62.000°S 0.000°E / -62.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Southern Ocean South of the Atlantic Ocean
62°0′S 20°0′E / 62.000°S 20.000°E / -62.000; 20.000 (Southern Ocean / South of the Indian Ocean) South of the Indian Ocean
62°0′S 147°0′E / 62.000°S 147.000°E / -62.000; 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
62°0′S 67°16′W / 62.000°S 67.267°W / -62.000; -67.267 (Southern Ocean / South of the Atlantic Ocean) South of the Atlantic Ocean
62°0′S 58°36′W / 62.000°S 58.600°W / -62.000; -58.600 (Antarctica) Antarctica King George Island, claimed by   Argentina,   Chile and   United Kingdom
62°0′S 57°39′W / 62.000°S 57.650°W / -62.000; -57.650 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean South of the Atlantic Ocean

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