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North Pole



      the northernmost point of Earth's axis


The North Pole is at the top of Earth.

The area around the North Pole is called the Arctic Circle.


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Auroras Over the North Pole and the South Pole


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Drawing of Earth with a small circle representing the path the North Pole traces over 26,000 years
When Earth rotates, the North Pole follows a circular path.
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Page Last Updated: October 9th, 2014
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