# North Pole

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 Revision as of 14:51, 23 July 2010 (edit)Joe (Talk | contribs)← Previous diff Current revision (19:17, 18 July 2011) (edit) (undo)Joe (Talk | contribs) Line 2: Line 2: '''[[North Pole]]''', also known as the Geographic North Pole or Terrestrial North Pole, is, subject to the caveats explained below, defined as the point in the northern hemisphere where the Earth's axis of rotation meets the Earth's surface. It should not be confused with the North Magnetic Pole. '''[[North Pole]]''', also known as the Geographic North Pole or Terrestrial North Pole, is, subject to the caveats explained below, defined as the point in the northern hemisphere where the Earth's axis of rotation meets the Earth's surface. It should not be confused with the North Magnetic Pole. - The North Pole is the northernmost point on Earth, lying diametrically opposite the South Pole. It defines geodetic '''[[latitude]]''' 90° North, as well as the direction of True North. At the North Pole all directions point south; all lines of '''[[longitude]]''' converge there, so its longitude can be defined as any degree value. + The North Pole is the northernmost point on Earth, lying diametrically opposite the South Pole. + + It defines geodetic '''[[latitude]]''' 90° North, as well as the direction of True North. At the North Pole all directions point south; all lines of '''[[longitude]]''' converge there, so its longitude can be defined as any degree value.

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North Pole, also known as the Geographic North Pole or Terrestrial North Pole, is, subject to the caveats explained below, defined as the point in the northern hemisphere where the Earth's axis of rotation meets the Earth's surface.

North Pole, also known as the Geographic North Pole or Terrestrial North Pole, is, subject to the caveats explained below, defined as the point in the northern hemisphere where the Earth's axis of rotation meets the Earth's surface. It should not be confused with the North Magnetic Pole.

The North Pole is the northernmost point on Earth, lying diametrically opposite the South Pole.

It defines geodetic latitude 90° North, as well as the direction of True North. At the North Pole all directions point south; all lines of longitude converge there, so its longitude can be defined as any degree value.

##  Reference

1. Wikipedia North Pole [1]
2. North Pole web cam [2]