62nd parallel south

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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.

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 world[edit]

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

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea 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
South of the Indian Ocean
South of the Pacific 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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