40th parallel south

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40th parallel south
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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. Its long oceanic stretches are the northern domain of the Roaring Forties.

On 21 June 2018, the sun is at 26.17° in the sky and at 73.83° on 21 December, in King Island, Tasmania, which is near the 40th parallel.[1][2]

The maximum altitude of the Sun is > 35.00º in April and > 28.00º in May.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 40° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or ocean Notes
40°0′S 0°0′E / 40.000°S 0.000°E / -40.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
40°0′S 20°0′E / 40.000°S 20.000°E / -40.000; 20.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
40°0′S 143°53′E / 40.000°S 143.883°E / -40.000; 143.883 (Australia)  Australia King Island, Tasmania
40°0′S 144°7′E / 40.000°S 144.117°E / -40.000; 144.117 (Bass Strait) Indian Ocean Bass Strait
40°0′S 147°53′E / 40.000°S 147.883°E / -40.000; 147.883 (Australia)  Australia Flinders Island, Tasmania
40°0′S 148°17′E / 40.000°S 148.283°E / -40.000; 148.283 (Pacific Ocean) South Pacific Tasman Sea
40°0′S 175°3′E / 40.000°S 175.050°E / -40.000; 175.050 (New Zealand)  New Zealand Manawatū-Whanganui region
Hawke's Bay region – passing through Waipukurau
40°0′S 176°54′E / 40.000°S 176.900°E / -40.000; 176.900 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
40°0′S 73°42′W / 40.000°S 73.700°W / -40.000; -73.700 (Chile)  Chile Los Ríos Region – passing through Punta Galera and Pirihueico Lake
40°0′S 71°40′W / 40.000°S 71.667°W / -40.000; -71.667 (Argentina)  Argentina Neuquén Province
Río Negro Province
Buenos Aires Province
40°0′S 62°20′W / 40.000°S 62.333°W / -40.000; -62.333 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sunrise and sunset times in King Island, June 2018". www.timeanddate.com. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  2. ^ "Sunrise and sunset times in King Island, December 2018". www.timeanddate.com. Retrieved 2018-04-29.