Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

# Astronomy AnswersFrom the Astronomical Dictionary

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the southern solstice

The southern solstice is the solstice at which the Sun reaches the furthest south of the celestial equator. This is at midsummer's day at the start of summer in the southern hemisphere, and at midwinter's day at the start of winter in the northern hemisphere. In the Gregorian calendar, this is near 21 December.