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either of the two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator

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On June 21 - the Summer Solstice - we get around twice as much.
Stonehenge is built along the solstice alignment of the summer sunrise and the winter sunset.
The winter solstice - solstice meaning "sun stands still" in Latin - in the Northern Hemisphere always happens around Dec.
THE summer solstice has long been a day of celebration because it marks the start of astronomical summer and is the longest day of the year in terms of daylight.
THOUSANDS of people descended on Stonehenge yesterday to mark this year's summer solstice.
WHAT IS THE SUMMER SOLSTICE? A solstice is when the sun is at one of its two furthest points from the equator as the earth gradually tilts on its axis throughout the year.
ISLAMABAD -- December 21st is shortest day and longest night of the year featuring nearly 17 hours of darkness, winter solstice occur many parts of the world.
WHY do Druids celebrate the Summer Solstice? - Ian Hearn, Troedyraur, West Wales THE word Solstice derives from the Latin sol (sun) and stice (stopped).
When the summer solstice arrives we'll be cheering the start of summer, though at that moment the amount of daylight each day will begin its steady decline.
It's called the winter solstice, and in Eugene and much of Lane County it's celebrated with nature readings, a "Goddess Celebration" at the WOW Hall, drum circles, leaping over fire and, of course, a 5-kilometer run.
Thurston's analysis of the actual lengths of shadows measured on and near the solstices in A.D.
Between these equinoxes, the summer and winter solstices occur when one hemisphere is tilted closest and farthest toward the sun, respectively.
Another duty will be maintaining relationships with Druid leaders such as King Arthur Pendragon who campaigned to make the site open to the public during the summer and winter solstices, he said.
But there are two periods each year when that's not the case: the winter and summer solstices. At those times, the change in declination slows until the sun seems to freeze in the sky for a day - the word solstice means "sun stationary" in Latin - and then start moving in the other direction.
The solstices, Sirius and other starsprominent in summer are of interest to people who want to keep track of the summer season.