Arctic Circle and North Pole Picture Gallery

Arctic Circle and North Pole Pictures: Polar Bear and Cub
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The sun sets over Alaska's Bering Sea.

Because of the tilt of the Earth's axis, there is at least one 24-hour period of daylight and nighttime in every year.

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Photo gallery by Chelsea Lane-Miller
Photograph by Rear Adm. Harley D. Nygren, NOAA Corps (ret.), courtesy NOAA Corps Collection
 
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