Tropics In Our Sights.
This morning we sailed across the latitude known as Tropic of Capricorn, off the east coast of Australia. Surrounded by silver dolphins and purple specks of islands on the horizon, it heralds the official turning of our backs on a southern hemisphere winter. We are heading north towards the Equator.
The Tropic of Capricorn, is one of the five major latitude (circles of latitude on maps of the Earth). It lies 23° 26′ 22″south of the Equator, and marks the most southerly latitude at which the sun can appear directly overhead at noon.
Cutting through the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans, in Australia, The tropic of Capricorn lies across the cities of Rockhampton, Emerald and Alice Springs (near the famous Uluru).
Other south east Pacific nations on the tropic of Capricorn are Tonga and Tubai in French Polynesia.
Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil are passed by this latitude as well.
On the African continent the tropic of Capricorn crosses through Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and Mozambique. In the Indian Ocean it dissects Madagascar.
With our Wealthy Affiliate members now in 195 countries, I just wanted to say Hi to all of you living on the Tropic of Capricorn around the globe.
Please give a shout out if you are in Rio De Janeiro, Alice Springs, Pietersburg or elsewhere on 23° 26′ 22″south. I would love to hear from you.
Go well from Janelle.