Halfway to the North Pole

Halfway to the North Pole (HMHPJ)

Location: Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 Door County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 0.26', W 87° 10.007'

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The 45th parallel (45 Degrees North Latitude) runs through a point one half mile south of this wayside (intersection of Hwy. 57 and Logerquist Road). This is the geographical midpoint between the equator and North Pole. But, because the earth is slightly flattened at the poles, the distance from the 45th parallel to the North Pole is approximately 3117 miles and to the equator approximately 3105 miles.

Polaris (North Star) is directly above the North Pole. Therefore, the angle between this point and Polaris is 45 degrees.

Door County Historical Society - 2000
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HM NumberHMHPJ
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Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Door County Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 2:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 486855 N 4983445
Decimal Degrees45.00433333, -87.16678333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 0.26', W 87° 10.007'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 0' 15.60" N, 87° 10' 0.42" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6792 Sth 57, Baileys Harbor WI 54202, US
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