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)

Changing of the Tropic controversy[edit]

I see some people keep constantly posting the actual date into the article. It is right the angle does change constantly but the sun is only once a year in actual zenit over the tropic and changes are so minimal with each day that it does not make sense to write 15th of January it was here, 16th of January there. If somebody is willing to write down the mili-second degree it changes everyday than fine by me but its has to be updated every day but if you leave the coordinates that I looked out for the December when the Sun is in actual Zenit over the Tropic and write next to it 1st of February than it's simply wrong. So please stop changing the article all the time or calculate the position of the tropic everyday if you have ample time! I took myself the time to calculate when winter solstice is occurring and where the tropic lies at that specific moment, so if a person wanted to see the sun in Zenit in a given year the point is accurate. I hope this way you finally understand my reasoning!

Please see my talk page. I responded to you there. --Lasunncty (talk) 10:46, 3 February 2015 (UTC)


How long is it, please?

e.g. Length of the Tropic of Cancer on 11 December 2015, at 23°26′14″N is 36,788 kilometres (22,859 mi).

Or are we meant to assume ? (talk) 10:33, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

The source cited for that length assumes the earth is an ellipsoid, so yes, the two tropics would be equal in that case. --Lasunncty (talk) 06:40, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for your answer. So it has not been measured. (talk) 10:47, 3 June 2017 (UTC)