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65th parallel south

Updated: 2016-08-31T04:02Z
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65th parallel south

The 65th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 65 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 22 hours, 02 minutes during the December solstice and 3 hours, 35 minutes during the June solstice.[1]

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 65° south passes through:

Co-ordinatesCountry, territory or seaNotes
65°0′S 0°0′E / 65.000°S 0.000°E / -65.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian)Southern OceanSouth of the Atlantic Ocean
South of the Indian Ocean
South of the Pacific Ocean
South of the Atlantic Ocean
66°0′S 63°12′W / 66.000°S 63.200°W / -66.000; -63.200 (Antarctica)AntarcticaAntarctic Peninsula, claimed by  Argentina,  Chile and  United Kingdom
66°0′S 59°3′W / 66.000°S 59.050°W / -66.000; -59.050 (Southern Ocean)Southern OceanSouth of the Atlantic Ocean

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