This latitude also roughly corresponds to the minimum latitude in which nautical twilight can last all night near the summer solstice.
Around the world
Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 55° north passes through:
Notable cities and towns on 55°N
- Chelyabinsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia
- Omsk, Omsk Oblast, Russia
- Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia
- Derry, Northern Ireland, UK
- Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
- South Shields, England, UK.
- Thompson, Manitoba, Canada
- Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Use as a boundary
- "Duration of Daylight/Darkness Table for One Year". U.S. Naval Observatory. 24 September 2019. Archived from the original on 12 October 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2021.