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I don't usually frequent this board, but I'm hoping one of you can help me out on this one.

We live a couple hundred miles south of the Tropic of Cancer. So a couple of weeks before the summer solstice the sun passes overhead here at noon. Similarly, a couple weeks after the solstice it passes overhead at noon again. On June 21st the sun is actually to our north.

I understand that there is a term for those two days when the sun is directly overhead at noon, but despite my attempts at searching I haven't come up with it. Do any of you know the proper term?


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