SISIMIUT IS THE SECOND LARGEST CITY IN GREENLAND
Sisimiut is a town located on the western coast of Greenland, towards the Davis Strait, approximately 320 km north of Nuuk, 66.9 °N, 50 km north of the Arctic Circle and -3 GMT. The nearest neighbor cities are Maniitsoq 172.7 kilometers to the south and Aasiaat 199.6 km to the north. 180 nautical miles westbound you will find Canada.
The Arctic Circle is the northernmost of the five major circles of latitude marked on maps of the Earth. The region north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone to the south is called the Northern Temperate Zone. North of the Arctic Circle, the sun is above the horizon for twenty-four continuous hours at least once per year (and therefore visible at midnight). In addition to that, the sun is also below the horizon for twenty-four continuous hours at least once per year (and therefore not visible at noon); this also applies to the equivalent polar circle in the Southern Hemisphere; the Antarctic Circle.
The position of the Arctic Circle is not fixed; on January 26th 2017, it runs 66°33′46.5″ north of the Equator. Its latitude depends on the Earth’s axial tilt, which fluctuates within a margin of 2° over a 40,000-year period. This is a due to the tidal forces caused by the orbit of the Moon. Consequently, the Arctic Circle is currently drifting northwards at a speed of about 15 m (49 ft) per year.