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Deep Sky Colors - Astrophotography by Rogelio Bernal Andreo

Tropic of Cancer Marker

1 Aug 2013, 03:58 UTC
Tropic of Cancer Marker
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Tropic of Cancer (and me), Hualien County, Taiwan, July 2013

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What
you see here is the Tropic of Cancer marker in Taiwan that's located
half way between the cities of Hualian and Taidong. In other words, the
line that defines the Tropic of Cancer crosses through that opening
between both sides of the structure (ok the tropic actually changes a
bit every year, but let's skip that detail for
now). If you stand at the left of the structure (according to the
photo), you're standing in Earth's tropical zone, and if you move to the
right, you'll be in the North Temperate Zone. If you place yourself
carefully in the middle - just as you can see me doing in this image - you'll be standing at two different climate zones at the same
time, tropical and subtropical. Cool, huh? This was
my third trip to this landmark in barely one week, but the previous
attempts were spoiled by clouds or the moon - you ...

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