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58th Parallel South

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58th Parallel South

Line across the Earth
58th parallel south

The 58th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 58 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 18 hours, 11 minutes during the December solstice and 6 hours, 27 minutes during the June solstice.

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 58° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Atlantic Ocean
Indian Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Atlantic Ocean Passing just south of Argentina)

See also

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