Tropic of Capricorn


Tropic of Capricorn

Definition of TROPIC OF CAPRICORN

:  the parallel of latitude that is approximately 2312 degrees south of the equator and that is the southernmost latitude reached by the overhead sun

Origin of TROPIC OF CAPRICORN

from the sign of the zodiac which its celestial projection intersects
First Known Use: 1551

Tropic of Capricorn

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

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

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