Definition of 'solstice'
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My best moment was waking up on the day of the summer solstice last year. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Surely the winter solstice must also be the coldest day of the year? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The summer solstice brings the sun into your sign and the project that means the most to you gets going. The Sun (2008)It makes us realise summer is now a memory and that the year is in inexorable decline towards the winter solstice. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Today is the winter solstice, the day with the shortest length of daylight in the year. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The ring is about 30 feet in diameter and aligned to the winter solstice sunset. A Guide to Megalithic Ireland (1992)Technically, new year should be the day after the winter solstice. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Today is the shortest day of the year, the winter solstice. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As the sun arrives in your birth sign for the summer solstice, your life feels brighter. The Sun (2011)Right now the Earth is nearer the sun at the northern winter solstice than it is at the southern winter solstice. The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)Across the cold lands of the north, the winter solstice has been the stuff of fearful legend since stories began. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What is the summer solstice? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Forget the summer solstice: the orange glow in the night sky will be that of the circle of street lamps on the roundabout. Times, Sunday Times (2010)THOUSANDS of pagans heading to Stonehenge for the summer solstice face a grey weekend. The Sun (2015)With the summer solstice approaching, here is my pick of the best stone circles in Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2010)One section of the ceremony will pay tribute to British festivals including Glastonbury and the summer solstice. Times, Sunday Times (2012)WITH less than a week to go until the summer solstice, the strength of the sun is near its annual peak. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And it was also the winter solstice, the first time this has coincided with a total lunar eclipse for 372 years. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Might there be a connection, then, between the feasts of the winter solstice and the desire to protect against the infections it brings? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The clouds will gradually appear across the UK, usually reaching a peak around three weeks after the summer solstice. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'solstice'
British English: solstice NOUN
The summer solstice is the day of the year with the most hours of daylight, and the winter solstice is the day of the year with the fewest hours of daylight.
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