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Posted by **Sara** on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 11:28am.

I think it's because it's on the equator, but I don't really get it

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 11:44amYou're right.

The way the earth tilts, the sun appears to be farthest north when it's over the Tropic of Cancer. It's seen as farthest south when it's over the Tropic of Capricorn. This means that the sun appears near or over the Equator all year long.

I used to demonstrate this to my classes by using a flashlight to represent the sun and approximating the tilt of the earth with a globe.

This site has more information.

http://geography.about.com/library/misc/blequator.htm

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**Sara**, Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 1:05pmThank you very much. This has helped me with other questions too.

- Geography -
**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 1:10pmYou're very welcome.

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