What are the important latitudes?

The important parallels of latitudes are:

  • The equator (0°)
  • The North Pole (90°N) 
  • The South Pole (90° S)
  • Tropic of Cancer (23½° N) in the Northern Hemisphere. 
  • Tropic of Capricorn (23½° S) in the Southern Hemisphere. 
  • Arctic Circle at 66½° north of the equator. 
  • Antarctic Circle at 66½° south of the equator.

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