60th parallel south

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The 60th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 60 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane.wikipedia
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Circle of latitude

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The 60th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 60 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane.
The 60th parallel north or south is half as long as the Equator (disregarding Earth's minor flattening by 0.3%).

Southern Ocean

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The parallel marks the northern limit of the Southern Ocean (though some organisations and countries, notably Australia, have other definitions) and of the Antarctic Treaty System.
The Southern Ocean, also known as the Antarctic Ocean or the Austral Ocean, comprises the southernmost waters of the World Ocean, generally taken to be south of 60° S latitude and encircling Antarctica.

Antarctic Treaty System

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The parallel marks the northern limit of the Southern Ocean (though some organisations and countries, notably Australia, have other definitions) and of the Antarctic Treaty System.
For the purposes of the treaty system, Antarctica is defined as all of the land and ice shelves south of 60°S latitude.

Atlantic Ocean

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In the 1953 definition it extends south to Antarctica, while in later maps it is bounded at the 60° parallel by the Southern Ocean.

Treaty of Rarotonga

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It also marks the southern boundary of the South Pacific Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone and the Latin American Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone.

Pacific Ocean

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Extending approximately 15500 km from the Bering Sea in the Arctic to the northern extent of the circumpolar Southern Ocean at 60°S (older definitions extend it to Antarctica's Ross Sea), the Pacific reaches its greatest east-west width at about 5°N latitude, where it stretches approximately 19800 km from Indonesia to the coast of Colombia—halfway around the world, and more than five times the diameter of the Moon.

Degree (angle)

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The 60th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 60 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane.

South

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The 60th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 60 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane.

Earth

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The 60th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 60 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane.

Equator

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The 60th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 60 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane.

Coronation Island

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The closest land is a group of rocks north of Coronation Island (Melson Rocks or Governor Islands) of the South Orkney Islands, which are about 54 km south of the parallel, and Thule Island and Cook Island of the South Sandwich Islands, which both are about 57 km north of the parallel (Thule island slightly closer).

South Orkney Islands

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The closest land is a group of rocks north of Coronation Island (Melson Rocks or Governor Islands) of the South Orkney Islands, which are about 54 km south of the parallel, and Thule Island and Cook Island of the South Sandwich Islands, which both are about 57 km north of the parallel (Thule island slightly closer).

Thule Island

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The closest land is a group of rocks north of Coronation Island (Melson Rocks or Governor Islands) of the South Orkney Islands, which are about 54 km south of the parallel, and Thule Island and Cook Island of the South Sandwich Islands, which both are about 57 km north of the parallel (Thule island slightly closer).

Cook Island, South Sandwich Islands

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The closest land is a group of rocks north of Coronation Island (Melson Rocks or Governor Islands) of the South Orkney Islands, which are about 54 km south of the parallel, and Thule Island and Cook Island of the South Sandwich Islands, which both are about 57 km north of the parallel (Thule island slightly closer).

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

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The closest land is a group of rocks north of Coronation Island (Melson Rocks or Governor Islands) of the South Orkney Islands, which are about 54 km south of the parallel, and Thule Island and Cook Island of the South Sandwich Islands, which both are about 57 km north of the parallel (Thule island slightly closer).

Australia

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The parallel marks the northern limit of the Southern Ocean (though some organisations and countries, notably Australia, have other definitions) and of the Antarctic Treaty System.

Treaty of Tlatelolco

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It also marks the southern boundary of the South Pacific Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone and the Latin American Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone.

Horizontal coordinate system

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The maximum altitude of the Sun is > 15.00º in April and > 8.00º in May.

Prime meridian

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 60° south passes through:

Indian Ocean

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Scotia Sea

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South America

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