Halfway to the North Pole

Halfway to the North Pole (HMHQM)

Location: Egg Harbor, WI 54209 Door County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 59.851', W 87° 18.931'

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The 45th parallel (45 Degrees North Latitude) runs through this wayside. This is the 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 NumberHMHQM
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Year Placed2000
Placed ByDoor County Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 1:38am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 475131 N 4982722
Decimal Degrees44.99751667, -87.31551667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 59.851', W 87° 18.931'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 59' 51.06" N, 87° 18' 55.86" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6721-6849 Egg Harbor Rd, Egg Harbor WI 54209, US
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