80th parallel north

The 80th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 80 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane, and 10 degrees (690 miles / 1100 kilometers) south of the North Pole, in the Arctic. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia, the Arctic Ocean and North America.

80th parallel north

At this latitude the sun is visible for 24 hours, 0 minutes during the summer solstice and astronomical twilight during the winter solstice.

Around the world

Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 80° north passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
80°0′N 0°0′E Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
80°0′N 15°58′E  Norway Svalbard - island of Spitsbergen
80°0′N 16°33′E Atlantic Ocean Hinlopen Strait
80°0′N 18°38′E  Norway Svalbard - island of Nordaustlandet
80°0′N 27°10′E Barents Sea Passing just south of the islands of Storøya and Kvitøya, Svalbard,  Norway
Passing just south of Victoria Island,  Russia
80°0′N 50°34′E  Russia Franz Josef Land - Northbrook Island
80°0′N 51°12′E Barents Sea
80°0′N 58°47′E  Russia Franz Josef Land - Salm Island
80°0′N 60°0′E Barents Sea
80°0′N 66°13′E Kara Sea
80°0′N 91°18′E  Russia Severnaya Zemlya - Pioneer Island and Matusevich Fjord, October Revolution Island
80°0′N 99°20′E Laptev Sea
80°0′N 105°40′E Arctic Ocean
80°0′N 100°9′W  Canada Nunavut - Meighen Island
80°0′N 98°45′W Sverdrup Channel
80°0′N 96°37′W  Canada Nunavut - Axel Heiberg Island
80°0′N 87°9′W Eureka Sound
80°0′N 86°12′W  Canada Nunavut - Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island
80°0′N 82°44′W Cañon Fiord
80°0′N 82°1′W  Canada Nunavut - Ellesmere Island
80°0′N 70°40′W Nares Strait
80°0′N 65°2′W  Greenland Cape Clay
80°0′N 17°14′W  Greenland Hovgaard Island
80°0′N 17°9′W Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea

See also

  • 79th parallel north
  • 81st parallel north
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