Talk:Tropic of Capricorn

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I forget where I saw this question, but, yes, parts of the Earth are capitalized, according to the University of Chicago Press Manual of Style, the publishing industry standard. Ortolan88


Can anybody support the contention that the Tropic of Capricorn passes through England? Anything I'm missing here? Territories, commonwealths, J.K. Rowling's secret volcano hideout, anything? Akbeancounter 03:45, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

  • Okay, I'm getting rid of it. "England" was added by an anonymous user a few days ago. They also tried adding "Mauritusiis" or something like that; I'm guessing they were referring to Mauritius, but they're just north of the Tropic. So whoever it is is either goofing around or sorely in need of an atlas. Akbeancounter 03:53, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

okay —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:54, 25 November 2008 (UTC)


The value specified in the document, 23° 26′ 21,48″, doesn't make sence. Lattitude is specified in Degrees, Minutes and Seconds, or in Degrees with a decimal after it. The actual Latitude page specifies it as 23° 26′ 21″ without a superfulous comma and extra number on the end.. Guessing, is it meant to be 21.48" (eg, 21.48 seconds)? however, I can't seem to find any corroboration. It is often referred to as '23.5 degrees south' which is 23° 30' 00".. There seems to be some variations on what it actually is, including some easily accessable regerences to the fact that the tropics are expanding.. See for a quick summary. 11:33, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

(Quick addendum - the Tropic of Cancer page specifies that it's 23° 26′ 22" - Also the talk page mentions that google averages it to 27 minutes exactly)

need info desperately[edit]

this is for homework... what is the significane of the tropics of capricorn and cancer??? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:54, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Photograph roadside marker rockhampton[edit]

I do not know what the photo is of, maybe a bush shelter or urinal. But the actual marker looks like —Preceding unsigned comment added by Slackpat (talkcontribs) 09:33, 14 September 2008 (UTC) but think about that brown says it is connect —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:56, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

The reason for the name given in Wikipedia is much more accurate than found elsewhere in other webpages and books. I am glad it is like this! I would try to tell other people and webpages the correct reason too, but this is not always possible. --Zzo38 (talk) 19:14, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

I NEED AN "INTRESTING" FACT FORA THING I AM DOING — Preceding unsigned comment added by Duke18360 (talkcontribs) 20:10, 19 October 2014 (UTC)