61st parallel north

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61st parallel north
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The 61st parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 61 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia and North America.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 19 hours, 16 minutes during the summer solstice and 5 hours, 32 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

This latitude also roughly corresponds to the minimum latitude in which civil twilight can last all night near the summer solstice.

Around the world[edit]

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 61° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or ocean Notes
61°0′N 0°0′E / 61.000°N 0.000°E / 61.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Defines the border between North Sea and Norwegian Sea
61°0′N 4°32′E / 61.000°N 4.533°E / 61.000; 4.533 (Norway)  Norway Islands and skerries of, and Indrevær proper, Sogn og Fjordane
61°0′N 4°37′E / 61.000°N 4.617°E / 61.000; 4.617 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Straumsfjorden, North Sea
61°0′N 4°39′E / 61.000°N 4.650°E / 61.000; 4.650 (Norway)  Norway Islands and skerries of, and Ytre Sula proper, Sogn og Fjordane
61°0′N 4°44′E / 61.000°N 4.733°E / 61.000; 4.733 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Sognesjøen, North Sea
61°0′N 4°56′E / 61.000°N 4.933°E / 61.000; 4.933 (Norway)  Norway Hiserøyna, and the mainland Sogn og Fjordane,
61°0′N 5°28′E / 61.000°N 5.467°E / 61.000; 5.467 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Risnefjorden, Sognefjorden, North Sea
61°0′N 5°29′E / 61.000°N 5.483°E / 61.000; 5.483 (Norway)  Norway Sogn og Fjordane
61°0′N 7°2′E / 61.000°N 7.033°E / 61.000; 7.033 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean Aurlandsfjorden, Sognefjorden, North Sea
61°0′N 7°4′E / 61.000°N 7.067°E / 61.000; 7.067 (Norway)  Norway Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Oppland, Hedmark
61°0′N 12°14′E / 61.000°N 12.233°E / 61.000; 12.233 (Sweden)  Sweden
61°0′N 17°13′E / 61.000°N 17.217°E / 61.000; 17.217 (Baltic Sea) Atlantic Ocean Gulf of Bothnia, Baltic Sea
61°0′N 21°17′E / 61.000°N 21.283°E / 61.000; 21.283 (Finland)  Finland
61°0′N 28°41′E / 61.000°N 28.683°E / 61.000; 28.683 (Russia)  Russia Passing through Lake Ladoga, Lake Onega and by the approximate hypocentre of the 1908 Tunguska event
61°0′N 156°5′E / 61.000°N 156.083°E / 61.000; 156.083 (Sea of Okhotsk) Pacific Ocean Gizhigin Bay, Sea of Okhotsk
61°0′N 159°53′E / 61.000°N 159.883°E / 61.000; 159.883 (Russia)  Russia
61°0′N 161°10′E / 61.000°N 161.167°E / 61.000; 161.167 (Sea of Okhotsk) Pacific Ocean Penzhin Bay, Sea of Okhotsk
61°0′N 163°30′E / 61.000°N 163.500°E / 61.000; 163.500 (Russia)  Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
61°0′N 172°11′E / 61.000°N 172.183°E / 61.000; 172.183 (Bering Sea) Pacific Ocean Bering Sea
61°0′N 165°10′W / 61.000°N 165.167°W / 61.000; -165.167 (United States)  United States Alaska
61°0′N 151°30′W / 61.000°N 151.500°W / 61.000; -151.500 (Cook Inlet) Pacific Ocean Cook Inlet, Gulf of Alaska
61°0′N 150°31′W / 61.000°N 150.517°W / 61.000; -150.517 (United States)  United States Alaska - Kenai Peninsula
61°0′N 150°19′W / 61.000°N 150.317°W / 61.000; -150.317 (Cook Inlet) Pacific Ocean Turnagain Arm, Cook Inlet, Gulf of Alaska
61°0′N 149°39′W / 61.000°N 149.650°W / 61.000; -149.650 (United States)  United States Alaska passing through the southern part of Anchorage
61°0′N 141°0′W / 61.000°N 141.000°W / 61.000; -141.000 (Canada)  Canada Yukon
Northwest Territories - passing through the Great Slave Lake
Nunavut
61°0′N 94°10′W / 61.000°N 94.167°W / 61.000; -94.167 (Hudson Bay) Arctic Ocean Hudson Bay
61°0′N 77°59′W / 61.000°N 77.983°W / 61.000; -77.983 (Canada)  Canada Quebec - Ungava Peninsula
Nunavut - Diana Island
61°0′N 69°55′W / 61.000°N 69.917°W / 61.000; -69.917 (Diana Bay) Arctic Ocean Diana Bay, Hudson Strait
61°0′N 69°40′W / 61.000°N 69.667°W / 61.000; -69.667 (Canada)  Canada Quebec - Ungava Peninsula
61°0′N 69°28′W / 61.000°N 69.467°W / 61.000; -69.467 (Hudson Strait) Arctic Ocean Hudson Strait
61°0′N 64°43′W / 61.000°N 64.717°W / 61.000; -64.717 (Davis Strait) Davis Strait
61°0′N 48°24′W / 61.000°N 48.400°W / 61.000; -48.400 (Greenland)  Greenland
61°0′N 42°41′W / 61.000°N 42.683°W / 61.000; -42.683 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just north of Out Stack, Muckle Flugga and Unst, Shetland Islands,  Scotland,  United Kingdom

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Duration of Daylight/Darkness Table for One Year". aa.usno.navy.mil. Retrieved 2016-03-23.