Position of Sun at noon between the Equator and Tropic of Cancer

  1. In the temperate latitudes of the northern hemisphere, the sun is due south when it reaches the highest point in the sky (see for example here). What about latitudes between the Tropic of Cancer and the equator? Is the sun due north when it reaches the highest point? Could you, please, provide some (links to) visualizations/diagrams that model this situation?
     
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  3. mathman

    mathman 6,566
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    During the course of the year the noon sun is overhead at some latitude (L) between the tropic of cancer (~June 21) and the tropic of capricorn (~Dec 21). At latitudes south of L, it is due north and latitudes north of L, it is due south.
     
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