Tropic of Cancer


The parallel of latitude approximately 23°27′ north. It forms the boundary between the Torrid and North Temperate zones.

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Cultural definitions for Tropic of Cancer

Tropic of Cancer

Imaginary line that circles the Earth about one-quarter of the way from the equator to the North Pole. The sun is directly overhead at the June solstice.

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