63rd parallel south

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63rd parallel south
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The 63rd parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 63 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 20 hours, 19 minutes during the December solstice and 4 hours, 42 minutes during the June solstice.[1]

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 63° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Continent or ocean Notes
63°0′S 0°0′E / 63.000°S 0.000°E / -63.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Southern Ocean South of the Atlantic Ocean
63°0′S 20°0′E / 63.000°S 20.000°E / -63.000; 20.000 (Southern Ocean / South of the Indian Ocean) South of the Indian Ocean
63°0′S 147°0′E / 63.000°S 147.000°E / -63.000; 147.000 (Southern Ocean / South of the Pacific Ocean) South of the Pacific Ocean
63°0′S 67°16′W / 63.000°S 67.267°W / -63.000; -67.267 (Southern Ocean / South of the Atlantic Ocean) South of the Atlantic Ocean
63°0′S 56°30′W / 63.000°S 56.500°W / -63.000; -56.500 (Antarctica) Antarctica D'Urville Island, claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
63°0′S 56°8′W / 63.000°S 56.133°W / -63.000; -56.133 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean South of the Atlantic Ocean

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