How Many Countries Does the Tropic of Capricorn Pass Through?
The Tropic of Capricorn is one of the five major circles of latitude (imaginary lines around the Earth) that are often marked on maps of the Earth.
The 23.5 degrees south latitude in the Southern Hemisphere is known as Tropic of Capricorn. The Tropic of Capricorn’s position is not fixed, but constantly changes because of a slight wobble in the Earth’s longitudinal alignment relative to its orbit around the Sun Its latitude is currently 23°26′11.7″ (or 23.43659°) south of the Equator
Tropic of Capricorn passes through 10 countries, 3 continents and 3 water bodies.
|South America||Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay|
|Africa||Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar|
|Water Bodies||Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean|
The Tropic of Capricorn (or the Southern Tropic) is the circle of latitude that contains the subsolar point at the December (or southern) solstice. It is thus the southernmost latitude where the Sun can be seen directly overhead. It also reaches 90 degrees below the horizon at solar midnight on the June Solstice. Its northern equivalent is the Tropic of Cancer.
The Tropic of Capricorn is the dividing line between the Southern Temperate Zone to the south and the tropics to the north. The Northern Hemisphere equivalent of the Tropic of Capricorn is the Tropic of Cancer.
There are approximately 13 hours, 35 minutes of daylight during the summer solstice. During the winter solstice, there are 10 hours, 41 minutes of daylight.