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Tropic of Cancer

Metadata Updated: June 3, 2023

The Tropic of Cancer lies at 23d 26' 22" (23.4394 degrees) north of the Equator and marks the most northerly latitude at which the sun can appear directly overhead at noon. This event occurs at the June solstice, when the northern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun to its maximum extent. The Earth's tropical zone ("the tropics") includes everything between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.

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Metadata Date March 30, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date June 3, 2023
Reference Date(s) January 25, 2016 (creation), January 25, 2016 (issued), January 25, 2016 (revision)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date March 30, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date June 3, 2023
Reference Date(s) January 25, 2016 (creation), January 25, 2016 (issued), January 25, 2016 (revision)
Responsible Party Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
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Lineage 2016-01-25T00:00:00Z OGC web services (WMS and WFS) enabled by PacIOOS via GeoServer. Original data from source provider may have been reformatted, reprojected, or adjusted in other ways to optimize these capabilities.
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