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Cold and Dark
The Arctic stays dark and fiercely cold for months on end. On September 25th, the trailing edge of the sun slipped below the horizon at the North Pole and won't appear again until March 18th. In the High Arctic, the days are getting very short and the sun will disappear altogether in a couple of weeks (Guide to Arctic Sunrise & Sunset). With the reduced hours of sunlight, it's getting cold!
Click the names to check out today's weather in some Arctic locations:
Alert: The northernmost permanent settlement in the world and home to a Canadian Forces weather station.
For a map of other locations and current weather reports, just click HERE.
Click pictures for more information and credits.
Library: Arctic, Countries/Places
Links: Arctic, Cold Places
Cold Places and Cold Winds
Arctic Maps & Weather Reports
DICTIONARY: Just "double-click" any unlinked word on this page for the definition from Merriam-Webster's Student Electronic Dictionary at Word Central.
ARCTIC LIBRARY & GLOSSARY: Check this section for an index of the rest of the things you really need to know about the Arctic.
ARCTIC MAPS & WEATHER REPORTS: Maps of the Northwest Passage, explorers' routes, iceberg sources, Nunavut, the Arctic by treeline, temperature...
ARCTIC LINKS: Even more information! Links to sites related to the Arctic and "Iceberg: the Story of the Throps and the Squallhoots".
GUIDE TO ARCTIC SUNRISE & SUNSET: How much sunlight or darkness is there in the Arctic on each day of the year?