Tropic o Capricorn

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World map showing the Tropic of Capricorn

The Tropic o Capricorn (or Soothren tropic) is the circle o latitude that contains the subsolar pynt on the December (or soothren) solstice. It is thus the soothrenmaist latitude whaur the Sun can be directly owerheid. Its northren equivalent is the Tropic o Cancer.

The Tropic o Capricorn is ane o the five major circles o latitude that mark cairts o the Yird. As o 2013, its latitude is 23° 26' 14.908" [1] sooth o the Equator, but it is very gradually movin northward, currently at the rate o 0.47 arcseiconts, or 15 metres, per year.[2]

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