Home » Christmas » North Pole – Did you know?

North Pole – Did you know?

North Pole – Did you know? While it might be synonymous with Santa Claus and cold weather, the North Pole is actually much warmer than the South Pole.

North Pole

North Pole – Did you know?

That’s because the North Pole sits at a lower elevation than the South Pole, and it is located in the middle of an ocean. The South Pole, is located on the continent of Antarctica, which is covered in ice. But Santa fans mulling a trip to the North Pole to visit jolly old St. Nick might want to think otherwise, as temperatures at the North Pole are less than welcoming. Summertime temperatures at the North Pole, hover right at the freezing point. In addition, because of the way Earth rotates, the North Pole experiences just one sunrise and one sunset each year.

However, because the sun is always above the horizon in the summer and below the horizon in the winter, the North Pole actually experiences 24 hours of sunlight in summer and zero hours of sunlight in the winter. While children in North America know the North Pole as home to Santa Claus, that’s a relatively recent addition to the legend of Santa Claus, a story that some historians suggest traces its origins all the way back to the third century. Historians credit famed 19th century caricaturist and editorial cartoonist Thomas Nast with being the first to link Santa Claus and his workshop to the North Pole. However, many Nordic countries continue to say Santa Claus lives in their territories.

The North Pole actually experiences 24 hours of sunlight in summer and zero hours of sunlight in… Click To Tweet

Check out the Names of Santa Claus around the world.

Two North Poles?

There are actually two North Poles. The first is the Geographic North Pole, which is, literally, the topmost point of the planet. The other is the North Magnetic Pole, which moves around on a daily basis depending on what’s happening with the earth’s magnetic field.Compasses point to the North Magnetic Pole.

There are actually two North Poles. #NorthPole Click To Tweet

Other Fun Facts

Something to think about too, if you are on the true North Pole, no matter what direction you point at, it will always point South. The opposite applies if you were on the true South Pole. All directions you point at would face North.

According to AccuWeather, the sea ice that surrounds the North Pole is typically between 6’7″ and 9’10” thick and is also located in the Arctic Ocean waters that are permanent covered in shifty sea ice.

The North Pole is defined at geodetic latitude 90° North.

Article compliments of Metro Creative. HL16A470 With some Revisions and additions.
1. Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Advertisements
SHARE WITH FRIENDS:  
        
          

About

I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I blog for God here at CourageousChristianFather.com. I serve as a youth leader, van driver and usher at my church. I also serve where ever else may be needed. I am working on a bachelor's degree in Theology. I also like to go out and hand out Gospel of John's and Gospel Tracts. I am a single father with custody of my almost adult child. I am a graphic designer too. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle. I attained the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America in 1994.

Subscribe Today!

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Email Format

Powered by MailChimp

Shortcodes Ultimate

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*
*

CommentLuv badge

%d bloggers like this:
Read more:
Praise is Faith Turned Inside Out!

Pastor, Bob Neal of Piedmont Baptist, was preaching he said a quote that stuck with me. Praise is Faith Turned...

Close