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.
On 21 June, the sun is at 26.17° in the sky and at 73.83° on 21 December.
Around the world
Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 40° south passes through:
Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes Atlantic Ocean Indian Ocean Australia Tasmania - King Island Bass Strait Australia Tasmania - Flinders Island Pacific Ocean Tasman Sea New Zealand North Island Pacific Ocean Chile Argentina Atlantic Ocean