Tropic of Capricorn

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Tropic of Capricorn

Not far north of Alice Springs is this marker signifying the Tropic of Capricorn, or the spot that the tropics are entered in the southern hemisphere.

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Entering this zone one doesn’t get the feeling normally associated with the tropics,with temperatures hovering near 100 F and humidity a sweltering 3 % , and not a jungle within a thousand miles, one would never realize that he or she is in the tropics!
The Tropic of Capricorn lies 23 degrees 26′ 22″ south of the Equator, and marks the most southerly latitude at which the sun can appear directly overhead at noon. This event occurs at the December Solstice, when the southern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun to its maximum extent. The next day the sun starts it’s northern journey towards the Tropic of Cancer, arriving on the summer solstice.

Seems kind of boring to me, just going back and forth through eternity.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,

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A small town traveler finds adventure and intrigue while investigating a new found spirituality. Learning self-discovery and new age thought the author ventures on a journey to the outback of Australia where he learns the ways of the aborigines and in the process discovers a new way of life. Less Beginning in America’s heartland follow the author into a foreign land and culture, travel to the outback of Australia and discover the ways and teachings of the Australian aborigine. Discover with the author a journey of self-discovery and of a way of life and culture that is slowly being forgotten and lost.


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