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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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The winter solstice - solstice meaning "sun stands still" in Latin - in the Northern Hemisphere always happens around Dec.
The term solstice comes from the Latin sol, for sun, and sistere, to stand still.
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.
Ian Hearn, Troedyraur, West Wales THE word Solstice derives from the Latin sol (sun) and stice (stopped).
The solstices, Sirius and other starsprominent in summer are of interest to people who want to keep track of the summer season.
In the Southern Hemisphere, the December solstice will not be the winter solstice, but the summer solstice because of the planet's tilt.
Parts of the United States will see between 14 and 18 hours of daylight Monday, with the official solstice happening at 6:34 p.
Summer solstice 2011 is upon us in the Northern Hemisphere.