What is the latitudinal value of the Tropic of Cancer?

By Ritesh|Updated : September 4th, 2022

The Latitudinal value of the Tropic of Cancer is 23 ½ degrees. The Tropic of Cancer is located at a latitude of around 23°27′ north of the equator. The Sun's ecliptic is at its highest northern declination from the celestial equator at this latitude.

Tropic of Cancer

  • The Sun crosses the Tropic of Cancer directly at the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, which occurs around June 21.
  • The Tropic of Cancer is the name given to the area where the Sun is at that moment in the constellation Gemini but was much earlier in history in the constellation Cancer.
  • The Sun will reappear in the constellation Cancer in around 24,000 years due to the slow change in the Earth's axis of rotation.
  • The geographic coordinate system includes latitudes and longitudes, indicating north-south and east-west locations. They aid in pinpointing a site's precise location on the surface of the Earth. Latitude is an angle with a zero-degree equator side and a 90-degree pole side (North and South Poles).
  • The Tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle are two more significant latitudes north of the equator. The Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle are two notable latitudes to the south.
  • Longitudes describe the east-west position on the coordinate system. The Prime Meridian is the 0° longitude since it passes close to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England.

Summary:

What is the latitudinal value of the Tropic of Cancer?

23°27′ N is the latitudinal value of the Tropic of Cancer. It is located around 23°27′ north of the equator latitude. Tropic of Cancer passes through eight Indian states Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Tripura, and Mizoram.

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