summer solstice


Definition of summer solstice

1 : the point in the sky occupied by the sun on or about June 22d when summer begins in the northern hemisphere : the June solstice
2 : the time at which the sun reaches the June solstice for dwellers in the northern hemisphere or the December solstice for those in the southern hemisphere

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“Summer solstice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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