Science / Astrology / Solstice: Either of two points on the ecliptic at which the Sun reaches it farthest point north (0° Cancer) or south (0° Capricorn) of the equator. The longest day of the occurs at summer solstice (first day of summer) as the Sun moves at its slowest rate; the winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year as the Sun reaches its fastest rate of travel.
Science / Tides and Currents / Solstices: The two points in the ecliptic where the Sun reaches its maximum and minimum declinations; also the times when the Sun reaches these points. The maximum north declination occurs on or near June 21, ma MORE
Life Style / Holiday / Summer Solstice: This joyful Jewish harvest festival lasts nine days in September or October. It begins five days after Yom Kippur, on the day of the full moon. It involves three celebrations: The Festival of Ingather MORE