56th parallel south

The 56th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 56 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. No land lies on the parallel — it crosses nothing but ocean.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 17 hours, 37 minutes during the December solstice and 6 hours, 57 minutes during the June solstice.[1]

Line across the Earth
56°
56th parallel south

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 56° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
56°0′S 0°0′E / 56.000°S 0.000°E Atlantic Ocean
56°0′S 20°0′E / 56.000°S 20.000°E Indian Ocean
56°0′S 147°0′E / 56.000°S 147.000°E Pacific Ocean Passing just south of Hornos Island (Cape Horn),  Chile
56°0′S 67°16′W / 56.000°S 67.267°W Atlantic Ocean

See also

References

  1. ^ http://aa.usno.navy.mil/cgi-bin/aa_durtablew.pl?form=2&year=2016&task=-1&place=&lon_sign=-1&lon_deg=90&lon_min=0&lat_sign=-1&lat_deg=56&lat_min=0&tz=2&tz_sign=-1
55th parallel south

The 55th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 55 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 17 hours, 22 minutes during the December solstice and 7 hours, 10 minutes during the June solstice.

56th parallel

56th parallel may refer to:

56th parallel north, a circle of latitude in the Northern Hemisphere

56th parallel south, a circle of latitude in the Southern Hemisphere

57th parallel south

The 57th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 57 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. No land lies on the parallel — it crosses nothing but ocean.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 17 hours, 53 minutes during the December solstice and 6 hours, 43 minutes during the June solstice.

List of circles of latitude

Following is a list of circles of latitude on Earth.

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