antarctic

Antarctic Circle

Parallel of latitude approximately 66°30' south of the Equator that circumscribes the southern frigid zone. It marks the northern limit of the area within which, for one day or more each year, the sun does not set or rise. The length of continuous day or night increases southward from the Antarctic Circle, mounting to six months at the South Pole.

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Hermit Island is an island nearly 1 mile long, lying 1.5 miles southeast of Bonaparte Point, off the southwest coast of Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago. Hermit Island is located at . So named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1958 because a member of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) at the Arthur Harbor station spent some time on this island alone in January 1957, making survey observations.

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