Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Blue and the Tropic of Capricorn

This just in: The Blue at another exotic spot. The photo is courtesy of my brother Andy who lives on the Tropic of Capricorn with his wife Penny, their three children and two dogs. Actually, they live in Rockhampton, Australia, which is one of those places like Itaquaquecetuba, Brazil, which straddles the Southern Tropic. Here's Andy casually reading The Blue.
According to Wikipedia: the Tropic of Capricorn, is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. It is the most southerly latitude at which the sun can appear directly overhead at noon. This occurs at the December solstice.

The Tropic of Capricorn is so named because about 2,000 years ago the sun was entering the constellation Capricornus on that date.

What to tell you about Andy? He's my youngest brother, not the one who went fishing but the gregarious one with red hair who had his first birthday the day before the Wahine storm. He and his family are having a ball living latitudinally but oh how we'd love to have them back.

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