28th parallel north

The 28th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 28 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America and the Atlantic Ocean.

In Mexico the parallel defines the border between the states of Baja California and Baja California Sur.

This parallel also passes through Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on Earth, passing just north of its summit.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 13 hours, 55 minutes during the summer solstice and 10 hours, 22 minutes during the winter solstice.[1]

Line across the Earth
28°
28th parallel north
28th parallel Mexico
In Mexico the parallel defines the border between the states of Baja California and Baja California Sur.

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 28° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
28°0′N 0°0′E / 28.000°N 0.000°E  Algeria
28°0′N 9°55′E / 28.000°N 9.917°E  Libya
28°0′N 25°0′E / 28.000°N 25.000°E  Egypt
28°0′N 33°27′E / 28.000°N 33.450°E Red Sea Gulf of Suez
28°0′N 33°48′E / 28.000°N 33.800°E  Egypt Sinai Peninsula - passing just north of Sharm El Sheikh
28°0′N 34°26′E / 28.000°N 34.433°E Red Sea Straits of Tiran
28°0′N 34°30′E / 28.000°N 34.500°E  Saudi Arabia Island of Tiran
28°0′N 34°33′E / 28.000°N 34.550°E Red Sea
28°0′N 35°10′E / 28.000°N 35.167°E  Saudi Arabia
28°0′N 48°46′E / 28.000°N 48.767°E Persian Gulf
28°0′N 51°20′E / 28.000°N 51.333°E  Iran
28°0′N 62°47′E / 28.000°N 62.783°E  Pakistan Balochistan
Sindh
Punjab
28°0′N 70°21′E / 28.000°N 70.350°E  India Rajasthan
28°0′N 70°35′E / 28.000°N 70.583°E  Pakistan Punjab
28°0′N 71°54′E / 28.000°N 71.900°E  India Rajasthan
Haryana
Rajasthan
Haryana
Uttar Pradesh
28°0′N 81°38′E / 28.000°N 81.633°E    Nepal
28°0′N 85°57′E / 28.000°N 85.950°E  People's Republic of China Tibet - for about 14 km
28°0′N 86°5′E / 28.000°N 86.083°E    Nepal For about 11 km
28°0′N 86°12′E / 28.000°N 86.200°E  People's Republic of China Tibet - for about 30 km
28°0′N 86°30′E / 28.000°N 86.500°E    Nepal Mount Everest lies on the parallel as it crosses from Nepal to China
28°0′N 86°53′E / 28.000°N 86.883°E  People's Republic of China Tibet
28°0′N 88°25′E / 28.000°N 88.417°E  India Sikkim
28°0′N 88°50′E / 28.000°N 88.833°E  People's Republic of China Tibet
28°0′N 88°27′E / 28.000°N 88.450°E  Bhutan
28°0′N 91°0′E / 28.000°N 91.000°E  People's Republic of China Tibet - for about 15 km
28°0′N 91°9′E / 28.000°N 91.150°E  Bhutan
28°0′N 91°27′E / 28.000°N 91.450°E  People's Republic of China Tibet
28°0′N 92°43′E / 28.000°N 92.717°E  India Arunachal Pradesh - partly claimed by  People's Republic of China
28°0′N 97°23′E / 28.000°N 97.383°E  Myanmar (Burma)
28°0′N 98°8′E / 28.000°N 98.133°E  People's Republic of China Yunnan
Sichuan
Yunnan
Sichuan
Yunnan
Sichuan
Guizhou
Hunan
Jiangxi
Fujian
Zhejiang - passing through Wenzhou
28°0′N 120°57′E / 28.000°N 120.950°E East China Sea
28°0′N 129°5′E / 28.000°N 129.083°E Pacific Ocean Passing through the Amami Islands,  Japan
Passing just north of the Bonin Islands,  Japan
Passing just south of Midway Atoll,  United States Minor Outlying Islands
Passing just north of Pearl and Hermes Atoll, Hawaii,  United States
Passing just south of Cedros Island,  Mexico
28°0′N 114°12′W / 28.000°N 114.200°W  Mexico Baja California/Baja California Sur border
28°0′N 112°46′W / 28.000°N 112.767°W Gulf of California
28°0′N 111°10′W / 28.000°N 111.167°W  Mexico
28°0′N 100°0′W / 28.000°N 100.000°W  United States Texas - mainland and San José Island
28°0′N 96°54′W / 28.000°N 96.900°W Gulf of Mexico
28°0′N 82°50′W / 28.000°N 82.833°W  United States Florida - island of Clearwater Beach and the mainland
28°0′N 80°31′W / 28.000°N 80.517°W Atlantic Ocean Passing just south of the island of La Gomera,  Spain
28°0′N 16°42′W / 28.000°N 16.700°W  Spain Island of Tenerife
28°0′N 16°38′W / 28.000°N 16.633°W Atlantic Ocean
28°0′N 15°49′W / 28.000°N 15.817°W  Spain Island of Gran Canaria
28°0′N 15°22′W / 28.000°N 15.367°W Atlantic Ocean Passing just south of the island of Fuerteventura,  Spain
28°0′N 12°32′W / 28.000°N 12.533°W  Morocco
28°0′N 8°40′W / 28.000°N 8.667°W  Algeria

28th parallel north in popular culture

  • Twenty Eighth Parallel, by Vangelis, from the album Conquest of Paradise.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/Dur_OneYear.php
27th parallel north

The 27th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 27 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America and the Atlantic Ocean.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 13 hours, 51 minutes during the summer solstice and 10 hours, 26 minutes during the winter solstice.

28th parallel

28th parallel may refer to:

28th parallel north, a circle of latitude in the Northern Hemisphere

28th parallel south, a circle of latitude in the Southern Hemisphere

29th parallel north

The 29th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 29 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America and the Atlantic Ocean.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 14 hours, 0 minutes during the summer solstice and 10 hours, 18 minutes during the winter solstice. The northernmost extremity in which the moon can pass through the zenith at some point during the 18.6 year Saros cycle lies slightly south of this parallel.

Cedros Island

Cedros Island (Isla de Cedros, "island of cedars" in Spanish) is an island in the Pacific Ocean belonging to the state of Baja California, Mexico. The dry and rocky island had a population of 1,350 in 2005 and has an area of 348 square kilometres (134 sq mi) which includes the area of several small nearby islands. Cedros Island is mountainous, reaching a maximum elevation of 1,205 metres (3,953 ft). The economy is based on commercial fishing and salt mining. Cedros has a distinctive flora and the traces of some of the earliest human beings in the New World. The ocean around the island is popular with sports fishermen.

There was human presence of the island already about 11,000 years ago. The American Indian inhabitants when the island was first visited by Spanish explorers in the 16th century called it Huamalgua, the "Island of Fogs." The Indian inhabitants have been given the name Huamalgueños by modern day scholars. They were relocated to the mainland of Baja California by Jesuit missionaries in 1732 and ceased to exist as an identifiable people.

List of circles of latitude

Following is a list of circles of latitude on Earth.

Mexican Federal Highway 1

Federal Highway 1 (Spanish: Carretera Federal 1, Fed. 1) is a free (libre) part of the federal highway corridors (los corredores carreteros federates) of Mexico, and the highway follows the length of the Baja California Peninsula from Tijuana, Baja California, in the north to Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, in the south. The road connects with Via Rapida, which merges into the American Interstate 5 (I-5) at the international border south of San Ysidro, California.

Fed. 1 is often called the Carretera Transpeninsular (Transpeninsular Highway) and runs a length of 1,711 kilometres (1,063 mi) from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas. Most of its course is two lanes. Completed in 1973, its official name is the Benito Juárez Transpeninsular Highway (Carretera Transpeninsular Benito Juarez). It is named after one of Mexico's most revered heroes.

North Territory of Baja California

The North Territory of Baja California was a Mexican federal territory that existed from 1931 to 1952. Its former area currently comprises the northern part of the Mexican state of Baja California; the former South Territory of Baja California composes the southern half.

Southwest Air Defense Sector

The Southwest Air Defense Sector (SWADS) is an inactive United States Air Force organization. Its last assignment was with the First Air Force, being stationed at March Air Force Base, California. It was inactivated on 31 December 1994.

Teide Observatory

Teide Observatory (Spanish: Observatorio del Teide), IAU code 954, is an astronomical observatory on Mount Teide at 2,390 metres (7,840 ft), located on Tenerife, Spain. It is operated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias since its inauguration in 1964. It became one of the first major international observatories, attracting telescopes from different countries around the world because of the good astronomical seeing conditions. Later the emphasis for optical telescopes shifted more towards Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma.

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