Asked by: Josune Markowitz
asked in category: General Last Updated: 11th January, 2020

Which latitude is called Tropic of Cancer?

Tropic of Cancer. The Tropic of Cancer, or Northern tropic is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. It is the parallel of latitude that lies currently 23 degrees 26′ 22″ north of the Equator.

Click to see full answer.


Beside this, what is the Tropic of Cancer latitude?

23.5 degrees latitude

what is Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn? The Tropic of Cancer is the most northern latitude on the Earth where the sun can appear directly overhead. The Tropic of Capricorn is the most southern latitude on the Earth where the sun can appear directly overhead. And the Tropic of Capricorn is at approximately 23.4 degrees south of the Equator.

Beside above, what is called Tropic of Cancer?

Naming the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn The Tropic of Cancer was named because at the time of its naming, the sun was positioned in the Cancer constellation during the June solstice. Likewise, the Tropic of Capricorn was named because the sun was in the constellation Capricorn during the December solstice.

When the sun is overhead the Tropic of Cancer?

June 21

39 Related Question Answers Found

What are the 7 major lines of latitude?

How hot is the equator?

What are the lines of latitude?


Why is the Tropic of Cancer so important?

What are the 5 lines of latitude?

Where is located the equator?


What is the value of Tropic of Cancer?

What countries are close to the equator?

What is located at 0 degrees longitude?


What is the meaning of Karkvrut?

Where is the Tropic of Cancer in Africa?

What is Tropic of Cancer in India?