63rd parallel south

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63rd parallel south

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]

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

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea 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
South of the Indian Ocean
South of the Pacific Ocean
South of the Atlantic Ocean
63°0′S 62°37′W / 63.000°S 62.617°W / -63.000; -62.617 (Antarctica) Antarctica Smith Island, claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
63°0′S 62°28′W / 63.000°S 62.467°W / -63.000; -62.467 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean South of the Atlantic Ocean
63°0′S 60°42′W / 63.000°S 60.700°W / -63.000; -60.700 (Antarctica) Antarctica Deception Island, claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
63°0′S 60°33′W / 63.000°S 60.550°W / -63.000; -60.550 (Southern Ocean) Southern 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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