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Tropics: Region of Earth surrounding the Equator
The tropics are the region of Earth surrounding the Equator. They are delimited in latitude by the Tropic of Cancer in the Northern Hemisphere at 23°26′11.7″ (or 23.43657°) N and the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere at 23°26′11.7″ (or 23.43657°) S; these latitudes correspond to the axial tilt of the Earth. The tropics are also referred to as the tropical zone and the torrid zone. The tropics include all zones on Earth where the Sun contacts a point directly overhead at least once during the solar year. Thus the maximum latitudes of the tropics have the same value positive and negative. Likewise they approximate, due to the earth not being a perfect sphere, the "angle" of the Earth's axial tilt. The "angle" itself is not perfectly fixed due chiefly to the influence of the moon, but the limits of tropics are a geographic convention, being an averaged form, not least the variance is very small.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 26, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 26, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 25 evening update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 25 evening update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 25, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 25, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 24, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 24, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 23, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 23, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 22 evening update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 22 evening update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 22 morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 22 morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 21 evening update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 21 evening update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 20 evening update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 20 evening update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 19 evening update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 19 evening update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 18 evening update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 18 evening update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 18, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 18, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 17, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 17, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 16, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 16, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 15 evening update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 15 evening update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 15 morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 15 morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 14 morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 14 morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 13 evening update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 13 evening update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 13, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 13, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 12 evening update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 12 evening update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 12, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 12, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 11, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 11, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 10, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 10, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 9, morning update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 9, morning update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Tracking the Tropics | November 8 evening update [Video]

Tracking the Tropics | November 8 evening update

ABC Action News tracks tropical developments in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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