Tropic of Cancer Passes Through Which State
- Uttar Pradesh
Ans. (2) Rajasthan
Tropic of Cancer Passes Through Which State: Solution
Tropic of Cancer is an imaginary line at 23.50 degree North of the Equator. In India Tropic of Cancer passes through 8 states. Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Tripura and Mizoram. Therefore, the correct answer is (2) i.e. Rajasthan.
Tropic of Cancer is also known as Northern Tropic. Tropic of Cancer is a circle of Latitude located approximately 23.5 degrees north of the equator. The Sun is directly overhead in the Summer (June) Solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted toward the Sun to its maximum extent. Its Southern Hemisphere counterpart, marking the most southerly position at which the Sun can be directly overhead, is the Tropic of Capricorn. The Tropic of Capricorn is located approximately 23.5 degrees south of the equator. The are between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn is known as Torrid Zone.
Important Lines of Latitude
|Name of the Latitude
|Tropic of Cancer
|Tropic of Capricorn
How does the position of the Tropic of Cancer affect the climate?
The position of the Tropic of Cancer plays a significant role in determining the climate of the regions it passes through. Areas located south of the Tropic of Cancer experience hot and humid summers and mild winters, while areas located north of the Tropic of Cancer experience cooler winters and warmer summers. The Tropic of Cancer also affects the monsoon season in India, as it marks the boundary of the region where the monsoon winds first make landfall.
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