Tropic of Cancer


Tropic of Cancer

Definition of TROPIC OF CANCER

:  the parallel of latitude that is approximately 2312 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

Tropic of Cancer

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Parallel of latitude approximately 23°27 north of the terrestrial Equator. It is the northern boundary of the tropics and marks the northernmost latitude at which the Sun can be seen directly overhead at noon.

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