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Antarctic Circle [Astro*Index]

A circle of geographic latitude whose distance from the South Geographic Pole is equal to the tilt or inclination of the Earth's axis to the plane of the Ecliptic (23°27'). This geographic latitude is: South 66°33' (= 90°-23°27').

See also: ♦ Axis, Inclination of ♦ Geographic Coordinates ♦ Ecliptic


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