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The Arctic Circle is a line of latitude roughly 66 and 1/2 degrees north of the Equator. The North Pole is the center of that circle.

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The Arctic Circle is an imaginary line of latitude equal to about 66.5° N latitude.

(more precisely 66° 33' 44" N)

By definition it is the latitude above which a location can experience at least 24 consecutive hours of night or 24 consecutive hours of daylight on at least one day of the year. (At the North Pole, this becomes 6 months of daylight followed by 6 months of night. Both poles cannot have actual daytime at the same time.)

The tilt of the Earth is about 23.5° so this is the complementary angle.

Locations partly within the Arctic Circle include Canada, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, and the US (Alaska).

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The Arctic is a geographical region referred to by its closeness to the North Pole.

One common meaning for Arctic is the area surrounding the North Pole that is contained within the Arctic Circle. But there are other meanings.

Another meaning is the area north of the tree line, i.e., the line north of which which trees do not grow. Yet a third meaning is the area north of the 10 degrees celsius/50 degrees Fahrenheit isotherm. These latter two lines are not identical, but are fairly close to one another.

The Arctic Circle is an imaginary line drawn around the North Pole. On the day of the summer solstice, the sun does not set at the Arctic Circle. Likewise, on the day of the winter solstice, the sun does not rise.

Currently, the Arctic Circle is located at the parallel of latitude which is approximately 66°33′ north.

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The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. In 2012, it is the parallel of latitude that runs 66° 33′ 44″ (or 66.5622°) north of the Equator.

The region north of this circle is known as the Arctic.
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