All the hawaiian islands are officially tropical
In response to 144322: The Big Island is the best island!, posted by Rich E2 on Sunday, 26 July 2020, at 11:09 p.m.
All the main Hawaiian islands are officially in the tropics. Maybe you were thinking the tropics are defined as being in a latitude less than 20 degrees (which runs through Waimea on the big island). Actually tropics are any latitude less than 23°26′11.8″ (or 23.43662°), corresponding to the axial tilt of the sun. At that latitude, there is at least one day in the year in which the sun is directly overhead.
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