Geography
Chapter 2 Class 6 Geography - Latitudes and Longitudes

The Arctic circle is located in which hemisphere?

 

Answer:

Answer by Student

  • The Arctic circle is located in the Northern Hemisphere .
  • It is the southernmost latitude where the sun can be above or below the horizon for 24 hours.

Detailed Explanation by Teachoo

  • The Arctic circle is located in the Northern Hemisphere because it is the part of the Earth that lies north of the equator. The equator is an imaginary line that divides the Earth into two equal halves called hemispheres i.e northern and southern hemisphere.
  • The Arctic circle is the southernmost latitude where the sun can be above or below the horizon for 24 hours, depending on the season. The Arctic circle has a latitude of about 66.5°N, which means it is 66.5 degrees north of the equator. The sun can be above or below the horizon for 24 hours because of the way the Earth tilts and orbits around the sun. 
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