Capricorn, Tropic of

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Capricorn, Tropic of Line of latitude, c.23.27° s of the Equator which marks the southern boundary of the tropics. It indicates the farthest southern position at which the Sun appears directly overhead at noon. The Sun is vertical over the Tropic of Capricorn on about December 22, which is the summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.