1 (of a celestial body) continually visible above the horizon during the entire 360 degrees of daily travel; "a circumpolar star"
2 located or found throughout a polar region
located or found throughout a polar region
continually visible above the horizon
- Swedish: cirkumpolär
The term circumpolar may refer to:
- circumpolar navigation: to travel the world "vertically" traversing both of the poles
- Circumpolar mythology
- Circumpolar religion
- the Antarctic_Circumpolar_Current
- Circumpolar star, stars that never rise or set from the perspective of a given latitude on Earth.
- Arctic Circle
- North Pole of Earth
- South Pole of Earth
- Circumpolar People a term used to describe culturally discrete groups such as the Sami people, Yupik, Chukchi, Inu, Dene, Inuit, Inuvialuit, Thule Culture, and other groups that occupy a traditional habitat above the Arctic Circle. Convergent behaviours and lifestyles cause these groups to be roughly grouped together in contrast to "southern" cultural groups.
circumpolar in German: Zirkumpolar
circumpolar in Low German: Zirkumpolar