summer solstice


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summer solstice

n.
1. In the Northern Hemisphere, the solstice that occurs on or about June 21.
2. In the Southern Hemisphere, the solstice that occurs on our about December 21.

summer solstice

n
1. (Astronomy) the time at which the sun is at its northernmost point in the sky (southernmost point in the S hemisphere), appearing at noon at its highest altitude above the horizon. It occurs about June 21 (December 22 in the S hemisphere)
2. (Astronomy) astronomy the point on the celestial sphere, opposite the winter solstice, at which the ecliptic is furthest north from the celestial equator. Right ascension: 6 hours; declination: 23.5°

sum′mer sol′stice


n.
the solstice on or about June 21 that marks the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
[1540–50]

summer solstice

In the Northern Hemisphere, the solstice that occurs on June 20 or 21, marking the beginning of summer and the day of the year with the longest period of sunlight. Compare winter solstice.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.summer solstice - June 21, when the sun is at its northernmost pointsummer solstice - June 21, when the sun is at its northernmost point
June - the month following May and preceding July
solstice - either of the two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator
summer, summertime - the warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox; "they spent a lazy summer at the shore"
winter solstice - December 22, when the sun is at its southernmost point
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At this period, the summer solstice of the northern regions, it had begun to descend; and to-morrow was to shed its last rays upon them.
In the early epochs of our race, men dwelt in temporary huts, of bowers of branches, as easily constructed as a bird's-nest, and which they built,--if it should be called building, when such sweet homes of a summer solstice rather grew than were made with hands,--which Nature, we will say, assisted them to rear where fruit abounded, where fish and game were plentiful, or, most especially, where the sense of beauty was to be gratified by a lovelier shade than elsewhere, and a more exquisite arrangement of lake, wood, and hill.
The climate is certainly wretched: the summer solstice was now passed, yet every day snow fell on the hills, and in the valleys there was rain, accompanied by sleet.
While the winter solstice falls on Dec 21, the summer solstice occurs on June 21,' a PMD official explained.
The longest day, which we can now all look forward to, will be on June 21 next year which is also the Summer Solstice, and will boast the best part of 17 hours of, hopefully, sunny weather.
That is more than three hours less than the longest day on June 21, the summer solstice, which had around 13 hours and 47 minutes of sunlight.
The 2017 summer solstice was slated to start Wednesday.
By: Monika Sleszynska ALEXANDRIA -- 20 June 2017: Summer Solstice marks the longest day and the shortest night of the year in the northern hemisphere, while the opposite occurs on the Southern hemisphere.
THOUSANDS of people have celebrated the sun rising over Stonehenge for the summer solstice.
A full moon rises behind Glastonbury Tor as people gather to celebrate the summer solstice
THOUSANDS of people flocked to Stonehenge to witness the sun rising over the stones for the summer solstice.
Yesterday was the Summer Solstice - the longest day of the year and the celestial transition point between the seasons - but wet weather plagued much of the UK.