The Arctic <<AHRK tihk or AHR tihk>> Circle is an imaginary line that runs across the globe close to the North Pole. It lies at sixty six levels 33 minutes north latitude. Latitude is a measure of distance north or south of the equator. The equator is at zero levels latitude, and the North Pole is at ninety levels north latitude. The Arctic Circle runs by means of northern elements of Canada, Alaska, Russia, and Scandinavia.
In each place on the Arctic Circle, the solar by no means units on the longest day of summer time, round June 21. In the identical locations, the solar by no means rises on the shortest day of winter, round December 21. In locations farther north, there are extra days in summer time when the solar by no means units. There are additionally extra days in winter when the solar by no means rises in these locations. On the North Pole, the solar stays within the sky for ninety days earlier than and ninety days after June 21. The solar can’t be seen for ninety days earlier than and ninety days after December 21.