the Arctic Circle


: an imaginary line that goes around the Earth near the North Pole

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That’s why the sun never sets at all in the Arctic Circle during the time around the summer solstice. Forrest Brown, CNN, 20 Mar. 2023 The project will be located in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, which spans approximately 23 million acres on the Beaufort Sea north of the Arctic Circle and about 200 miles west of existing oilfields at Prudhoe Bay. Sarah Elbeshbishi, USA TODAY, 15 Mar. 2023 The Willow project—led by one of the nation’s largest oil companies, ConocoPhillips—will involve drilling about 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle in an area of unsettled land known as the petroleum reserve. Diego Lasarte, Quartz, 13 Mar. 2023 The Willow project would be constructed on the nation’s largest swath of undeveloped land, about 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Lisa Friedman, New York Times, 13 Mar. 2023 The weather was uncommonly hot and still for a place just below the Arctic Circle that is iced over for eight months of the year. David Treuer, Travel + Leisure, 25 Feb. 2023 The sailings run from January to March when daylight is limited in the Arctic Circle, making for prime aurora opportunities. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 4 Mar. 2023 After filming in some of the most incredible places in the world, including the Arctic Circle and the Maldives, is Levy any less reluctant to travel now? Kathleen Rellihan, Travel + Leisure, 24 Feb. 2023 Traces of the fu-gos were seen from the Aleutians to Bethel to above the Arctic Circle. David Reamer | Alaska History, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Feb. 2023 See More

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“The Arctic Circle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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