Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle is a major circle of latitude located at 66.5 degrees north of the equator. It defines the polar region and marks the southernmost point of the polar day and polar night during the June and December solstices respectively.

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Arctic Circle

Is the Arctic Circle and the Arctic the same thing?

No. While some people use them interchangeably, the Arctic Circle is the boundary of the Arctic.

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What is the absolute location of antarctic circle?

66.5 degrees south latitude

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What European countries does the Arctic Circle pass through?

Portions of Norway, Sweden and Finland are within the Arctic Circle.

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Why is the midnight sun called the midnight sun?

The Midnight sun refers to a phenomenon that occurs north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle. Due to the tile on Earth's axis these areas will experience continuous sunlight during part of the summer, even at midnight. The closer you are to the pole the longer this period is. As a result, Antarctica and the Arctic are each sometimes called "The Land of the Midnight Sun."

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Which state does the Arctic Circle pass through?

Alaska is the only U.S state that touches the Arctic Circle.

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Is Trondheim in the Arctic Circle?

The parallel of Latitude of the Arctic Circle is 66.33 degrees north, that of Trondheim is 63.25 North. So, Trondheim is just south of the Arctic Circle

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What does arctic circle represent?

The Arctic Circle is the southernmost latitude in the Northern Hemisphere at which the sun can remain continuously above or below the horizon for 24 hours (at the June solstice and December solsticerespectively).

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Is the Arctic Circle north or south of the Equator?

The Arctic Circle is north of the Equator, and the Antarctic Circle is south of the Equator.

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Through which large Canadian island does the Arctic Circle pass?

Nunavut

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What Canadian lake lies partly within the Arctic circle?

The Great Bear Lake

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What 4 countries are in the Arctic Circle?

Russia, Finland, Norway and Sweden

The land on the Arctic Circle is divided among eight countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, the United States (Alaska), Canada, Denmark (Greenland), and Iceland (where it passes through the small offshore island of Grímsey).

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What is the average temperature of the Arctic Circle in the day?

18 degrees

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Where is the Arctic Circle in relation to the Tropic of Cancer?

The Arctic Circle is north of the Tropic of Cancer.

The Arctic Circle is about 66° 33′ 44″ (or 66.5622°) N latitude.

The Tropic of Cancer is about 23° 26′ 15.143″ (23.4378°) N latitude.

The two will be complementary angles, or very nearly so.

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What is the latitude of svalbard?

78 north

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What countries does the Arctic Circle pass through?

The land on the Arctic Circle is divided among eight countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, the United States (Alaska), Canada, Denmark (Greenland), and Iceland (where it passes through the small offshore island of Grimsey).

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Which US state does the Arctic Circle pass through?

Alaska is the only US State through which the Arctic Circle passes.

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What is located 71 degrees North?

fater Christmas

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Oslo

Are Oslo Norway and Anchorage Alaska in the Arctic circle?

== == Oslo which is the capital of Norway is not north of the arctic circle. It lies 60 deg. north like Anchorage. The north peak of Norway and Alaska is north of the arctic circle. There they experience the midnight sun.

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How far is Churchill Manitoba from the Arctic Circle?

500 miles

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Pictures of the three continents that pass through the Arctic Circle?

Asia, Europe and North America

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Which Countries are known as the land of the midnight sun?

Any of these in reality could be termed as 'The Land Of The Midnight Sun',

Norway,
Sweden,
Finland,
Russia,
Iceland,
The northern regions of Canada, including the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut,
Greenland,
Lapland,
Alaska,

But the term is normally used for Norway.

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How are the Arctic and Antarctic Circles alike?

They both have polar weather conditions and climate, are near the northernmost or southernmost points of the earth. Both circle a pole (North or South pole), and are the same approximate distance from the equator. They're both located at approximately 66° 33' 44" latitude (North and South, respectively -- and they wobble with the Earth's wobble). Also, they both mark the extremities of Polar Day where there is a 24 hour period of sunlight and a 24 hour period of darkness at least once a year.

They both support sea life, but each also has unique lifeforms adapted to the climate. Humpback whales, and krill swim in both the Arctic and the Southern Oceans.

Arctic is North on the globe/earth.

Antarctic is in the south.

They both enclose lots of ice. They both have names starting with the letter 'A': they are both cold and icy.

The Arctic and Antarctic Circles are alike because of their polar climates, magnetism, wildlife, and locations. They both have freezing climates and wildlife, especially with sperm whales traveling back and forth between them. They are also both located at 66.5 degrees latitude on maps. Both also contain magnetic poles that are part of the magnetic field on the planet.

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Are there vipers north of the Arctic Circle?

Yes, there are. The adder or northern viper (Vipera berus) can naturally be found well within the Arctic Circle having been recorded at latitudes of 69 degrees North in Scandinavia.

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Is the Arctic Circle north or south of the Tropic of Cancer?

The Arctic Circle can be found North of the Tropic of Cancer.

Even though Earth may be "round" as previously stated, the Arctic Circle can be easily located when searching north of the Tropic of Cancer. Not south.
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Why is it dark all day in the Arctic Circle?

It's dark all day because of the earth's tilt on the axis

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