Tropic of Capricorn passes through Madagascar

The Tropic of Capricorn one of the five major circles of latitude which passes through many areas of land and sea in the southern hemisphere. It crosses in the Island of Madagascar as southernmost latitude where the sun can be directly overhead at noon on December. A good living temperature riding and hiking, performance and healthy ride between March to October, dry season in Madagascar.

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Geography of Madagascar

Madagascar is an Island which is pretty large forest, animals also beach in the Indian Ocean. Madagascar is considered to be the fourth biggest Island in the whole world. It is situated on the eastern side of Africa and also to the east of the Mozambique country. Madagascar Geography includes information pertaining to the various landforms, rivers, climate, natural resources, flora and fauna of the island. Madagascar is crossed by the tropic of the Capricorn. The country lies mostly between latitudes 12°South and 26° South, and longitudes 43°East and 51°East.

IMG_6690Tropic of Capricorn is an imaginary line of latitude going around the Earth at approximately 23.5° south of the equator. It is the southernmost point on Earth where the sun’s rays can be directly overhead at local noon. The Tropic of Capricorn lies at 23.5° south of the equator and cross through Australia, Chile, Brazil, South Africa and Madagascar. This location of the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn at 23.5° north and south respectively is due to the axial tilt of the Earth. The Earth is titled 23.5° degrees from the plane of the Earth’s revolution around the sun each year.

Influence to climate of Madagascar 

Climate of Madagascar is basically tropical but varies across the region. It becomes temperate as one move in land while further down south it becomes all the more arid. Not only has the passage of the tropic of Capricorn but the southeaster trade winds formed in the Indian Ocean greatly influenced also the climate of Madagascar.

The Madagascar climate offers two distinctive seasons in the country. The summer months last from November to March are disrupted by occasional rains. The period between March and October is characterized by a comparatively cool climate. Yet, the climate of Madagascar mostly remain favourable for the tourists who want to visit the country especially for cycling tour.

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By Cycle Madagascar TM – 2016-07-08

 

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