As of 14 March 2015, The Tropic of Capricorn’s latitude is 23°26′14.3″ south of the Equator, but it is very gradually moving northward, currently at the rate of 0.47 arcseconds, or 15 meters, per year. It is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth.
The Tropic of Capricorn is the dividing line between the Southern Temperate Zone to the south and the tropics to the north. The northern hemisphere equivalent of the Tropic of Capricorn is the Tropic of Cancer. The position of the Tropic of Capricorn is not fixed, but rather it varies in a complex manner over time.