53rd parallel south

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53rd parallel south

The 53rd parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 53 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 16 hours, 56 minutes during the December solstice and 7 hours, 34 minutes during the June solstice.[1]

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 53° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
53°0′S 0°0′E / 53.000°S 0.000°E / -53.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
53°0′S 20°0′E / 53.000°S 20.000°E / -53.000; 20.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just north of the McDonald Islands,  Australia
53°0′S 73°15′E / 53.000°S 73.250°E / -53.000; 73.250 (Australia)  Australia Heard Island
53°0′S 73°25′E / 53.000°S 73.417°E / -53.000; 73.417 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
53°0′S 147°0′E / 53.000°S 147.000°E / -53.000; 147.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
53°0′S 74°28′W / 53.000°S 74.467°W / -53.000; -74.467 (Chile)  Chile Desolación Island
53°0′S 73°57′W / 53.000°S 73.950°W / -53.000; -73.950 (Strait of Magellan) Strait of Magellan
53°0′S 73°25′W / 53.000°S 73.417°W / -53.000; -73.417 (Chile)  Chile Muñoz Gamero Peninsula and Riesco Island
53°0′S 71°52′W / 53.000°S 71.867°W / -53.000; -71.867 (Seno Otway) Seno Otway
53°0′S 71°15′W / 53.000°S 71.250°W / -53.000; -71.250 (Chile)  Chile Brunswick Peninsula
53°0′S 70°49′W / 53.000°S 70.817°W / -53.000; -70.817 (Strait of Magellan) Strait of Magellan
53°0′S 70°24′W / 53.000°S 70.400°W / -53.000; -70.400 (Chile)  Chile Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego
53°0′S 68°36′W / 53.000°S 68.600°W / -53.000; -68.600 (Argentina)  Argentina Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego
53°0′S 68°15′W / 53.000°S 68.250°W / -53.000; -68.250 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just south of Beauchene Island,  Falkland Islands (claimed by  Argentina)

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