The Tropics!

Just a factoid I discovered more by accident than by design: We have been in the tropics. Woo-hoo!

The tropics is an area defined as between the Tropic of Cancer in the northern latitudes, and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern latitudes; both imaginary lines defined by the northern/southernmost position of the sun in it’s respective summer and winter solstice. The imaginary line moves, currently Cancer lies 23° 26′ 16″ N, so during our time at Long Island, we were south of that position.

No wonder it was so hot!!  Like a tropical heat wave! 😎

2 Responses to “The Tropics!”

  1. Kelly Reider on 09 Apr 2011 at 7:49 PM #

    You can stop bragging now! :p

    Darn winter doesn’t want to let up here in PA! I think this might be the first full week that feels like spring! Craziness!

    Love the pics of the water!

  2. maerin on 13 Apr 2011 at 11:07 AM #

    You know you can always come to visit. Ask Andrea about the travel.

    Love, Steve & Barb