Antarctic Circle


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Antarctic Circle

Antarctic Circle

The parallel of latitude approximately 66°34′ south, the northern boundary of the South Frigid Zone, marking the approximate limit south of which the sun remains above the horizon all day on the summer solstice.

Antarctic Circle

n
(Physical Geography) the imaginary circle around the earth, parallel to the equator, at latitude 66° 32′ S; it marks the southernmost point at which the sun appears above the level of the horizon at the winter solstice

Antarc′tic Cir′cle


n.
an imaginary line drawn parallel to the equator, at 23° 28~ N of the South Pole: between the South Frigid Zone and the South Temperate Zone.

Ant·arc·tic Circle

(ănt-ärk′tĭk)
The parallel of latitude approximately 66°33′ south. It forms the boundary between the South Temperate Zone and South Frigid Zone.

Antarctic Circle

A line of latitude approximately 66.5° south of the equator; the southern hemisphere’s equivalent of the Arctic Circle.
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Noun1.Antarctic Circle - a line of latitude north of the south poleAntarctic Circle - a line of latitude north of the south pole
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Antarctic Circle

ncercle m antarctique

Antarctic Circle

Antarctic Circle

n the Antarctic Circleil Circolo polare antartico
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She narrowly escaped death several times amid the caves and crevices of an Antarctic Circle iceberg, all while suffering a leaky glove in the icy 28-degree waters, just one-tenth of a degree away from the freezing point of salt water.
It's the southernmost town in the world, very near the Antarctic Circle.
The solar installation will provide up to 30 kW of electric power to the Casey research station, located on Vincennes Bay in the Windmill Islands, just outside the Antarctic Circle, during the Austral summer months.
1773: Captain Cook's ship Resolution became the first to cross the Antarctic circle.
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In so doing, he crossed the Antarctic Circle, discovered New Zealand, as well as the Great Barrier Reef, and disproved the myth of an undiscovered southern continent.
Captain James Cook became the first recorded explorer to cross the Antarctic Circle and charted many Pacific islands for the first time.
"Now we have evidence of two types of Devonian tetrapod from the other end of Gondwana, on the other side of the South Pole, in the Antarctic Circle," Dr Robert Gess, one of the leading researchers, told AFP.
1773: Captain Cook's ship Resolution became the first to cross the Antarctic circle; it is now known that the expedition just missed sighting the Antarctic mainland - which was not discovered for another 47 years.
It actually lies outside the Antarctic circle, which is fortunate, because we flew right past the magnetic pole as we headed to the coast of Antarctica.
Airline passengers bound for the Antarctic Circle couldn't help but gawk at the Aurora Australis, which put on a spectacular show last Friday.
The Great Wall Station is located on the west side of the Antarctic, which is at the outer edge of the Antarctic Circle and the south of King George Island (62[degrees]12' 59'' S,58[degrees]57' 52'' E).

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