Tropic of Cancer
Definition of Tropic of Cancer
: the parallel of latitude that is approximately 231⁄2 degrees north of the equator and that is the northernmost latitude reached by the overhead sun
Origin of tropic of cancer
from the sign of the zodiac which its celestial projection intersects
First Known Use: 1545
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