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The parallel of latitude 23°27' north of the equator. The tropic of Cancer is the northern boundary of the Torrid Zone. At the summer solstice (June 21st) the Sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer. See Arctic Circle and Antarctic Circle.
The Tropic of Cancer is a circle on the celestial sphere, as well as on the surface of the Earth, parallel to and at an angular distance of 23 degrees and 27 minutes from the equator. In the sky, it describes the limits of the apparent northern motion of the sun. When the Moon or a planet is beyond the Tropic it acts weird and Uranian.
The line in the sky representing the maximum declination of the sun (which occurs during the summer solstice.) On Earth, the tropic of cancer is the latitude where the sun will be directly overhead during the summer solstice. On the astrolabe, the tropic of cancer is the smaller circle just inside the celestial equator.
parallel of latitude at 231/2°N
a line of latitude about 23 degrees North of the equator
The northern limit of the sun's vertical rays. 23 and 1/2 degrees north of the equator.
The Tropic of Cancer is an imaginary line of latitude at 23°30' N.
The line of latitude on the Earth's surface that is 23 1/2 degrees north of the Equator. It marks the northernmost latitude in the northern hemisphere at which the Sun can appear directly overhead.
The latitude of 23° 27' north, at which point the Sun reaches its greatest northerly declination (or summer solstice, for the Northern Hemisphere). This occurs on or about June 21, marking the start of summer and the day of the year having the longest period of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere. Also, the complement of latitude 66° 33' north, being the Arctic Circle. The region lying between the two Tropics is known as the Torrid Zone. (See Tropic of Capricorn).
An imaginary circle on the surface of the earth at 23.5°N latitude. The tropics are the two lines where the sun is directly overhead at noon on the two solstices - near June and December 21. The sun is directly overhead at noon on the Tropic of Cancer on June 21 (the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of winter in the Southern Hemisphere) and the sun is directly overhead at noon on the Tropic of Capricorn on December 21 (the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of summer in the Southern Hemisphere).
The parallel (circle) of latitude 23.50 N.
A latitude line that lies a quarter of the way from the equator to the North Pole. During the summer solstice, the sun is directly overhead.
The Earth rotates on its axis at an inclination of about 23 degrees to the ecliptic (called the obliquity of the ecliptic). When the Summer solstice occurs in the Northern Hemisphere (Sun at 0 degrees Cancer) the Sun's declination reaches a maximum of about 23 degrees north and is referred to as the Tropic of Cancer.
The most northern point on the earth where the sun is directly overhead, located at approximately 23.5 degrees North latitude.
The parallel of latitude, 23.5°N latitude, marking the northern limit of the Sun's vertical rays.
Latitude of 23.5° North. Northern limit of the sun's declination.
the northern parallel of maximum solar declination, approximately 23Â° 27â€² N latitude; the farthest northern latitude at which the sun can appear directly overhead, which occurs on the day of the summer solstice.
The northern parallel of maximum solar declination, approximately 23Â°27â€²N latitude. See obliquity of the ecliptic.