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These Amazing Facts About The North Pole Will Blow Your Mind

These Amazing  Facts About The North Pole Will Blow Your Mind (Interestingawesome.blogspot.com)

North Pole....Hmmm... What do you know about North Pole? That's not just cold, snow and Santa. We all have been heard about the North Pole but there are many facts that you dont know about North Pole. Do you know that there are more than one north pole? I am sure you didn’t. Since it was discovered, it has been a place attracting the attention of scientists, researchers, Aurora hunters and many more visitors. The North Pole is the point that is farthest north on the planet Earth. It is the point on which axis of Earth turns. It is in the Arctic Ocean and it's cold there because the Sun does not shine there for about half a year and never rises very high. The ocean around the pole is always very cold and it is covered by a thick sheet of ice . So here are some awesome facts about the North Pole.
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  1. Robert E. Peary is the person who discovered the North Pole on 6th April 1909. He travelled the whole journey on dog sled.
  2. There are actually two North Poles on Earth. They are called north magnetic pole and north terrestrial pole.
  3. The terrestrial North Pole is a fixed geographic point thats diametrically opposed to the terrestrial South Pole on our planets axis of rotation; its the top of the spinning top thats Earth.
  4. The North Dip Pole is the spot where the geomagnetic field is perpendicular to the Earths surface, dipping to meet the big, rotating ellipsoid that is our planet.
  5. When your compass points north, its pointing to the North Dip Pole, which is also called the magnetic North Pole.
  6. It will bring you a little shock but there is also a third North Pole beside north magnetic pole and north territorial pole named Geomagnetic North Pole. It is defined as the average location of the Magnetic North Pole.
  7. Over the past century, the geomagnetic North Pole has migrated from Greenland to Canada.
  8. While the South Pole lies on a continental land mass , the North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean amid waters that are almost permanently covered with constantly shifting sea ice . This makes it impractical to construct a permanent station at the North Pole (unlike the South Pole).
  9. Speaking of the magnetic poles of the Earth, one is near the north and the other near the south. When we talk about the magnetic north pole, we refer to the geographic area with the same name, although the north pole of the Earths magnetic field is actually in the south, and the south pole of the magnetic field is located in the north.
  10. Auroras very beautiful and sometimes weird. The most spectacular views of the Northern Lights occur in an oval ring centered around the geomagnetic North Pole.
  11. There is no land beneath the ice of the North Pole. The Arctic ice cap is a shifting pack of sea ice which is 2-3 meters thick, floating above the 4,000 meters deep Arctic Ocean.
  12. The legend of the unicorn is alive in the Arctic. The Narwhal is a smaller whale that lives most of its life north of the Arctic Circle . One of the Narwhals two teeth grows into a distinctive tusk, which can reach 10 feet in length  earning the animal the name, the unicorn of the sea.
  13. The nearest land is usually said to be Kaffeklubben Island , off the northern coast of Greenland about 700 km (430 mi) away, though some perhaps non permanent gravel banks lie slightly closer. The nearest permanently inhabited place is Alert in the Qikiqtaaluk Region , Nunavut, Canada, which is located 817 km (508 mi) from the Pole.
  14. The U.S. atomic submarine Nautilus became the first vessel to cruise under the North Pole, in 1958.
  15. Another awesome and weird fact about North Pole is that if you are standing exactly on the Geographic North Pole then on which ever direction you move you will be moving south only. Imagine that....!
  16. On the South Pole you will not find a single Polar bear likewise here you will not find a single Penguins.
  17. The arctic countries Russia, United States, Norway, Denmark (Greenland), and Canada spend very long time claiming the North Pole as their territory but now according to the mutual agreement nobody can claim North Pole.
  18. This is an another cool fact. If you position yourself at the magnetic North Pole with a compass. If you hold the compass horizontal, the needle will do one of three things: point to the same spot as the last time you used it, spin slowly before stopping at a random point or point to anything magnetic that you happen to be wearing.
  19. This new cold war is all about trade and resources: According to a 2008 study by the U.S. Geologic Survey, the Arctic has 20- 25 percent of the planets undiscovered and recoverable oil and natural gas deposits.
  20. The South Pole is much cooler than the North Pole. Actually the Antarctic temperatures are so low that snow never melts in some parts of this continent. The average year-long temperature of this region is -49˚ Celsius, which makes it the coldest place on Earth. In contrast, the average winter temperature in the Arctic region is -34˚ Celsius, and goes up by a few degrees during summer.
  21. The Arctic region is basically a frozen ocean. In contrast, Antarctica is a continent in itself, based on bedrock and various land-forms, such as mountains, valleys and lakes, all surrounded by the ocean. In fact, Antarctica is home to the famous active volcano Mount Erebus.
  22. The sea depth at the North Pole has been measured at 4,261 m (13,980 ft) by the Russian Mir submersible in 2007 and at 4,087 m (13,410 ft) by USS Nautilus in 1958.
  23. In May 1945 an RAF Lancaster of the Aries expedition became the first Commonwealth aircraft to overfly the North Geographic and North Magnetic Poles. The plane was piloted by David Cecil McKinley of the Royal Air Force . It carried an 11-man crew, with Kenneth C. Maclure of the Royal Canadian Air Force in charge of all scientific observations. In 2006, Maclure was honoured with a spot in Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame .
  24. On 6 April 1969 Wally Herbert and companions Allan Gill, Roy Koerner and Kenneth Hedges of the British Trans-Arctic Expedition became the first men to reach the North Pole on foot (albeit with the aid of dog teams and airdrops).
  25. On 17 August 1977 the Soviet nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika completed the first surface vessel journey to the North Pole. Below is that ship.

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Here is a bonus fact.
In 1985 Sir Edmund Hillary (the first man to stand on the summit of Mount Everest) and Neil Armstrong (the first man to stand on the moon) landed at the North Pole in a small twin-engined ski plane. Hillary thus became the first man to stand at both poles and on the summit of Everest.

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