Some of the world's most populous countries and/or cities are located in or near the Tropic of Cancer. The line, for example, runs across Hawaii, Central America, northern Africa, and the Sahara Desert, as well as close to Kolkata, India. It turns north at the Arctic Circle and passes just south of Moscow before turning back toward the equator in southern Brazil.
The tropics are defined as that part of a planet where the sun shines directly overhead at all times of the year. Our planet is covered by two tropical zones, one on each side of its axis. The tropics include both the temperate and sub-arctic regions of the Earth, as well as their equivalents on other planets. Although humans have explored much of the Earth's surface, there is still much left to discover. In fact, scientists are only beginning to understand how important this zone is to our survival.
Geographically, the tropics are characterized by their intense heat and high humidity caused by the constant presence of sunlight. Vegetation in these areas is typically sparse, dominated by grasses and shrubs rather than trees because they don't need to protect themselves from the sun with thick leaves like plants living in more temperate climates. Animals that live in the tropics include butterflies, moths, and beetles; many species are endangered due to deforestation for farmland or fuelwood or being hunted for their flesh or skin.
The Cancer Tropic runs across Hawaii, Central America, northern Africa, the Sahara Desert, and near to Kolkata, India.
This is because all the planets that lie in cancer's orbit (including Uranus and Neptune) are found within Hawaii's distance from Earth. So if you walk around Hawaii for 365 days, you will have walked a complete circle on the earth! The only way to avoid this region is to live somewhere else than Asia or Australia.
Cancer is the longest river in the world that never flows into any body of water. It starts in the heart of the sun and ends in the heart of the moon. According to myth, when Cancer the scorpion comes close to the moon, it is wounded by Apollo. When Cancer the crab approaches the moon, it too is wounded by Apollo. This has led scientists to believe that there is something about the nature of these two objects that creates havoc for any object that tries to approach them.
There are eight planets that lie in cancer's path: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Only Mercury and Venus are still able to be seen with the naked eye. Pluto was removed from this list after it was deemed no longer a planet by the International Astronomical Union in 2006.
The Tropic of Cancer runs eastward from the prime meridian across 16 countries: Algeria, Niger, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Taiwan, Mexico, Bahamas, Mauritania, and Mali. It turns north at the Arctic Circle to run along the border between Canada and the United States for about 500 miles (800 km) before turning west again toward Spain and Africa.
The Arctic Circle is defined as a circle around which the seasons change in progression from summer to winter or vice versa. The tropics are areas within the Earth's climate system where the average annual temperature is greater than 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit).
In this article we'll look at some interesting facts about the Tropic of Cancer.
The Cancer Tropic runs across 16 nations, seven of which are in Africa and seven of which are in Asia. It also travels through the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Philippine Sea, Gulf of California, and Atlantic Ocean. The cancer tropic can be found in all but two countries on Earth: Australia and New Zealand.
Australia is absent because it lies outside of both the Cancer and Leo constellations. In Australia, the cancer tropic passes through central Queensland and into New South Wales.
In New South Wales, the cancer tropic travels along the coast before turning inland. It then crosses over the border into Victoria where it ends up in Tassie. In total, this portion of the cancer tropic covers about 730 miles.
New Zealand is the only other country on Earth that the cancer tropic doesn't reach. This is because New Zealand is a small country with limited land area. Thus, there's not much room for extensive travel. However, the cancer tropic does reach most of the main islands including Hawaii. Here, it runs along the southern half of the island until it reaches Fiji.
Asia is made up of several large regions with different climates. Because of this, each region has its own set of plants that grow well there.