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Tropic of Capricorn


We had crossed the Tropic of Capricorn, and the Strait of Magellan opened less than 700 miles to the south.
Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  the most southerly latitude (about 23.5° S) at which the sun can appear directly overhead at noon
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Concept Mastery:  Land between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle is called the southern temperate zone. Land between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer is called the tropics.

By definition, variations in the earth’s tilt change the exact location of the Tropic of Capricorn, but it is generally thought of as about 23.5° S.
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  • We had crossed the Tropic of Capricorn, and the Strait of Magellan opened less than 700 miles to the south.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • …circumpolar icecaps, arctic and antarctic: its climatic and commercial significance: its preponderance of 3 to 1 over the dry land of the globe: its indisputable hegemony extending in square leagues over all the region below the subequatorial tropic of Capricorn: the multisecular stability of its primeval basin: its luteofulvous bed: its capacity to dissolve and hold in solution all soluble substances including millions of tons of the most precious metals: its slow erosions of…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • On July 20 we cut the Tropic of Capricorn at longitude 105°, and by the 27th of the same month, we had cleared the equator on the 110th meridian.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • After touching the Tropic of Capricorn at longitude 135°, it headed west–northwest, going back up the whole intertropical zone.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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  • Near eleven o’clock in the morning, we cut the Tropic of Capricorn on the 37th meridian, passing well out from Cape Frio.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Tropic of Capricorn , Arctic Circle [8] , Tropic of Cancer [8]
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