heat equator

heat equator
  the tilt of the earth means that during an orbit cycle the line of latitude receiving the most concentrated insolation igrates-between the tropics. On 21st June, the sun is most directly above the Tropic of Cancer and, on 22nd December, most directly above the Tropic of Capricorn.

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