Reese is on the move again. Where in the world is our wonder boy visiting today?
Here’s a hint;
It’s extremely cold and Santa lives here.
Did you guess the North Pole? You’re right!
Even though you can’t tell from Reese’s selfie, this region is the northernmost place on Earth.
Let’s explore Reese’s “chilly” location further.
Did you know?
- The North Pole is covered in thick ice. It can be up to 9 feet (2.7m)!
- In the winter, temperatures average around -29 degrees F (-34 deg C). In the summer it is quite a bit warmer at +32 degrees F (0 deg C).
- When you are standing on the North Pole, any direction you point is South!
- All the lines of longitude meet at the North Pole.
- The nearest land is around 700 miles away (1,127 km).
- During the summer the sun is always up. The sun rises in March and sets in September. That’s a really long day and night
Besides Santa, there are native people living at the North Pole. Despite the freezing-cold temperatures, approximately four million people call this wintery wonderland home! Amongst these are the indigenous people of the Arctic, called the ‘Inuits‘.
There are also polar bears roaming around in the wild. Arctic dwellers also exist like Orca, Humpback, Beluga whales, Arctic fox, and Svalbard reindeer.
Thank you, Reese, for showing us Santa’s hometown!
Where in the world is he off to now? Be sure to join us next time when Reese will explore another fun, fact-filled location.