winter solstice

noun

Definition of winter solstice

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

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“Winter solstice.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/winter%20solstice. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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