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tropic

(trō′pĭk)
adj.
Relating to or exhibiting tropism.

tro′pi·cal·ly adv.

tropic

see TROPISM.
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Caption: JUMBLED ATTIC Lacaille's map of the sky below the Tropic of Capricorn mixes classical constellations around the edges, birds and beasts added by previous Southern Hemisphere explorers, and devices Lacaille revered from the arts and sciences--from the Artist's Easel and Palette to the Chemist's Furnace to the Air Pump.
One is on land in the vicinity of the Tropic of Capricorn, so too far south, and the other is on an island off the north coast of India, most likely meant to mark Ormuz (Ormus) or Diu.
Simon Reeve is an adventurer and bestselling author who has previously travelled around the Indian Ocean, Equator, Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn for the BBC.
This was the position of the sun on December 21, directly over the Tropic of Capricorn.
In both texts, Miller depicts a nostalgic world, but whereas the former is a decontextualized "Golden Age," in Tropic of Capricorn, a book intensely focused on the spiritually enervating effects of capitalism and its bourgeois ethos, the nostalgia functions primarily to point out what Ritivoi calls the "critical discrepancy between the present and the past" (30).
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.
4) Through which countries do both The Equator and The Tropic of Capricorn pass?
21, the winter solstice, when the sun reaches its southernmost declination and is directly overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn.