Definitions for "Tropic of Cancer"
an imaginary line around the earth, parallel to and north of the equator. ....... back
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.
Tropic of Cancer is a novel by Henry Miller, first published in 1934 by Obelisk Press in Paris and still in print (Grove Press 1987 paperback: ISBN 0-8021-3178-6). Its publication in 1961 in the United States by Grove Press led to an obscenity trial that was one of several that tested American laws on pornography in the 1960s. While famous for its frank and often graphic depiction of sex, the book is also widely regarded as an important masterpiece of 20th century literature.