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.

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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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