The Arctic, the frozen continent in the Northern Hemisphere, is always full of strange phenomena that are sometimes hard to explain by scientists.
1. There are 2 Arctic: There are 2 real locations can be called the North Pole. The first point is that the land is located on the northern peak that humans see. The second point is the northern “magnetic pole” at the tilt of the Earth, always changing depending on what happens beneath the planet’s crust.
2. No land: The vast Arctic land is actually a giant ice block surrounded by land in the Arctic Ocean. As a result, the Arctic is practically landless.
3. The first person to discover the North Pole: In 1909, a man named Robert Peary claimed to have discovered the North Pole and planted an American flag just like when he discovered the Moon. However, many people doubt the accuracy of this statement, the controversy going on to this day.
4. The temperature is not too cold: Many people think that the North Pole is extremely cold. The truth is not so. The average temperature in the Arctic in summer is about 0 degrees C, while in winter the temperature will drop to minus 40 degrees Celsius.
5. The second coldest place on Earth: The North Pole is not the coldest place on Earth, but Antarctica. Antarctic temperatures in the winter can drop to minus 70 degrees Celsius.
6. The North Pole is a goldfield: According to many geographical surveys, about 22% of the undiscovered oil reserves on Earth lie beneath the frigid waters of the North Pole. Nowadays, as the ice gradually melts, exploitation of these oil fields is possible.
7. The Arctic does not belong to any country: Nunavut Territory of Northern Canada is closest to the North Pole, while Greenland is 2nd. of any nation. However, many countries near the North Pole still claim and claim a part of sovereignty.
8. Lightning has reached the North Pole: Historically, lightning has not occurred in the North Pole. However, due to global warming, the Arctic is catching storms. In the summer of 2019, a typhoon accompanied by thunder appeared in the North Pole and struck down 48 times.
9. The sun rises and sets once a year: Due to the tilt of the Earth’s axis, the North Pole will actually catch the sunrise in March and sunset in September. This makes the winter forever dark and summer. see the Sun.
10. There is a diverse ecosystem: Although humans cannot live and adapt under the harsh conditions of the Arctic, there is still a diverse ecosystem here. Blue whales, killer whales, and lots of underwater fish, on the shore are seals, walruses and polar bears …