Time, Calendars, and Seasons

The Seasons

What are the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn

The two Tropics are the lines of latitude where the sun is directly overhead on the summer solstices. The Tropic of Cancer is at 23.5 degrees north and passes through central Mexico, northern Africa, central India, and southern China. The Tropic of Capricorn is at 23.5 degrees south and passes through central Australia, southern Brazil, and southern Africa.


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