circle of latitude

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circle of latitude

[′sər·kəl əv ′lad·ə‚tüd]
(astronomy)
A great circle of the celestial sphere passing through the ecliptic poles, and hence perpendicular to the plane of the ecliptic. Also known as parallel of latitude.
(geodesy)
A meridian of the terrestrial sphere along which latitude is measured.

circle of latitude

circle of latitude
i. A great circle of the celestial sphere through the ecliptic poles and, hence, perpendicular to the plane of the ecliptic.
ii. A meridian along which latitude is measured.
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I've learned if you're anywhere roughly between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and you find a natural source of water which appears clean, clear and free of bugs, don t drink from it!
They are located between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, the area of the world where coffee plants are grown [see map].
Spreading beyond its African origins, coffee cultivation eventually formed a belt roughly bounded by the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Growing regions typically offer moderate sunshine and rain; steady temperatures around 70 degrees Fahrenheit; and rich, porous soil.
Q: Why are the twin Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn so called?