42nd parallel south

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42nd parallel south
In Argentina, the 42nd parallel south defines the border between Río Negro Province and Chubut Province.

The 42nd parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 42 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 15 hours, 15 minutes during the December solstice and 9 hours, 7 minutes during the June solstice.

The alcohol brand 42 Below was named in part because the 42nd parallel South passes through New Zealand.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 42° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
42°0′S 0°0′E / 42.000°S 0.000°E / -42.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
42°0′S 20°0′E / 42.000°S 20.000°E / -42.000; 20.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
42°0′S 145°13′E / 42.000°S 145.217°E / -42.000; 145.217 (Australia)  Australia Tasmania
42°0′S 148°17′E / 42.000°S 148.283°E / -42.000; 148.283 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Tasman Sea
42°0′S 171°23′E / 42.000°S 171.383°E / -42.000; 171.383 (New Zealand)  New Zealand South Island
42°0′S 174°0′E / 42.000°S 174.000°E / -42.000; 174.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
42°0′S 74°3′W / 42.000°S 74.050°W / -42.000; -74.050 (Chile)  Chile Chiloé Island (Los Lagos Region)
42°0′S 73°30′W / 42.000°S 73.500°W / -42.000; -73.500 (Gulf of Ancud) Gulf of Ancud
42°0′S 72°44′W / 42.000°S 72.733°W / -42.000; -72.733 (Chile)  Chile Los Lagos Region
42°0′S 71°46′W / 42.000°S 71.767°W / -42.000; -71.767 (Argentina)  Argentina The parallel defines the border between Río Negro Province and Chubut Province
42°0′S 65°4′W / 42.000°S 65.067°W / -42.000; -65.067 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean

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