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50th parallel south

Updated: 2016-05-03T09:13Z
Line across the Earth
50th parallel south

The 50th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 50 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, 22 minutes during the December solstice and 8 hours, 4 minutes during the June solstice. On December 21, the sun is at 63.83 degrees in the sky and on June 21, the sun is at 16.17 degrees in the sky.

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 50° south passes through:

Co-ordinatesCountry, territory or seaNotes
50°0′S 0°0′E / 50.000°S 0.000°E / -50.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)Atlantic Ocean
50°0′S 20°0′E / 50.000°S 20.000°E / -50.000; 20.000 (Indian Ocean)Indian OceanPassing between the Kerguelen Islands,  French Southern and Antarctic Lands
50°0′S 147°0′E / 50.000°S 147.000°E / -50.000; 147.000 (Pacific Ocean)Pacific OceanPassing just south of the Antipodes Islands,  New Zealand
50°0′S 74°53′W / 50.000°S 74.883°W / -50.000; -74.883 (Chile) ChilePatagonic Archipelago and mainland
50°0′S 73°26′W / 50.000°S 73.433°W / -50.000; -73.433 (Argentina) Argentina
50°0′S 67°54′W / 50.000°S 67.900°W / -50.000; -67.900 (Atlantic Ocean)Atlantic Ocean

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