Tropic of Cancer

When we arrived in Thompson Bay in Long Island, we anchored at 23 deg. 21.5′ N.  We were officially in the tropics having crossed the Tropic of Cancer.  OK, barely in the tropics,  but there non the less.


Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn are located at 23.5 degrees North and 23.5 degrees South of the Equator.  This area of Planet Earth (between those two lines) is known as the “Tropics,” and is colored with a lighter blue color on the globe. This area experiences no dramatic change in season because the sun is consistently high in the sky throughout the year.