Intriguingly the map not only depicts a southern continent but it also contains a claim of Portuguese sovereignty over it, through the words Hantipodes Pars and the placement of a Portuguese flag on what appears to be a peninsula of the imagined continent extending north of the Tropic of Capricorn
. The only land in this part of the world straddling the Tropic are the northern regions of Australia.
Quoting a study by the Montana State University in the USA, Wikipedia tells us that as of this year, the Tropic of Capricorn
's latitude is 23[degree] 26' 14.440" south of the Equator, but it is very gradually moving northward, currently at the rate of 0.47 arcseconds, or 15 metres, per year.
TRAVEL should be an adventure, a departure from the norm - and nobody knows that better than BBC presenter Simon Reeve, the star of great shows such as Equator, Tropic Of Cancer, Tropic Of Capricorn
and Indian Ocean.
Reeve, who has made BBC travel documentaries on the Equator, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn
and Indian Ocean, will be talking about his latest series 'Australia', a 3 x 1hr BBC2 TV adventure series which starts on 19 May 2013.
At this point the sun is blazing over the Tropic of Capricorn
in the southern hemisphere, directly over Rockhampton, to the north of Brisbane in Australia, southern Madagascar and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
While clearly evoking the strong emotions that run through Miller's oeuvre, such passages also reveal a type of utopian longing for the past that is different from the nostalgia used in earlier works such as Tropic of Capricorn
. In that narrative, for example, Miller does use nostalgia when speaking of Joey and Tony (here called Gene), but he does so in a more reflective way:
When it is over the Tropic of Capricorn
, the Northern Hemisphere has its shortest day and longest night.
"During winter solstice (around December 22), which marks the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, the sun is over the Tropic of Capricorn
at noon," said a senior official of Oman Astronomical Society.
Lying between the Tropic of Capricorn
and the Equator, the archipelago boasts a warm climate, white sandy beaches and a reputation for luxury and romance.
It is the space between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn
. It is the area of the planet where the weather is ruled by the inter-tropical convergence zone and monsoons, and is thus already very impacted by climate change.
The sun is directly overhead on the Tropic of Capricorn
during the December solstice.
21, the winter solstice, when the sun reaches its southernmost declination and is directly overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn
. At that instant, which can be calculated to the second, the tilted Earth's progress around the sun begins to yield steadily more daylight for the northern hemisphere.