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Summer solstice

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Definition of the noun summer solstice

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  1. June 21, when the sun is at its northernmost point
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • synonyms of summer solstice: June 21 / midsummer
    • antonym of summer solstice: winter solstice
    • more generic word: solstice = either of the two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator
    • part of: June = the month following May and preceding July; summer / summertime = the warmest season of the year

Alternative definition of the noun summer solstice


  1. [astronomy] The moment when the Earth is in that point of its orbit where the northern or southern hemisphere is most inclined 'toward' the sun.


  1. "Summer Solstice" is a 2005 German-produced two-part television film, a sequel to the novel Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher, which was made a TV film in 2004. This film, however, is not based on a novel, but was written by Pilcher directly for the screen. It stars Jason Durr, Jacqueline Bisset, Sinéad Cusack, Honor Blackman and Franco Nero.
  2. "Summer Solstice" tells a story set in coastal Maine, a reflective coming-of-age tale starring George Fivas as Joshua Ballard, a brilliant but aimless and misunderstood college student who finds solace in composing music and writing. But when his anguished state of mind leads him to cross paths with contemplative lighthouse keeper Seth Arden and his niece Andrea Bettencourt, the encounter leads Joshua to transcend a personal crisis through an odyssey of self-discovery, and accept the compassion of his friends, old and new, which ultimately saves his life. Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Karen Black plays a stern university professor. Joshua's college friends are played by Lindsay Pulsipher and Nathan Rollins. The screenplay is based on a story by playwright, composer, physicist, and mathematician Jeffrey Gold. The film features the lighthouse Pemaquid Point Light and surrounding coastal areas and towns of Maine and music by popular Maine native, Tim Janis. The film was directed by George Fivas, a published scientist and a founder of the jazz and popular music group, Apollo.


"Summer Solstice" is the 1984 science-fiction novella written by Charles L. Harness.

  • released in (31 years ago)
  • award: - Hugo Award for Best Novella nomination for Charles L. Harness


  1. Summer Solstice is a fictional character from the 2006 film National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 2.
  2. Summer Solstice is a fictional character from the 2006 comedy film National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 2.


  1. "Summer Solstice" is a 1971 album by Maddy Prior and Tim Hart. The album was recorded after the duo had joined Steeleye Span. The songs are mostly pastoral, with subtle understated instrumental accompaniment. It differs from the duo's previous two Folk Songs Of Old England albums it its use of multitracking techniques, as well as additional flourishes of electric instruments on three tracks. The 1991 CD was issued on the Shanachie label.
  2. "Summer Solstice" is a musical EP of B. McCarthy.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  3. "Summer Solstice" is a musical album of Azar Lawrence.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  4. "Summer Solstice" is a musical album of Slavek Hanzlik.

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Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide Astrology Dictionary (2010)

by Arlene Tognetti, Stephanie Jourdan, Ph.D.

The two solstices are the summer solstice (northernmost point), when the Sun is poised motionless over the Tropic of Cancer, and the winter solstice, ( southernmost point), when the Sun stands still over the Tropic of Capricorn. 4. The summer ...

Google previewReligious Celebrations: An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations [2 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations by J. Gordon Melton

Gordon Melton See also Summer Solstice; Winter Solstice. References Assembly of the Church of the Universe. Accessed March 15, 2010. The Assembly of the Church of the Universe Sacramental Tree of Life.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition (2012)

by S. George Philander

During the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the North Pole (location 90 degrees north) is tilted toward the sun (around June 21) and directly over the Tropic of Cancer. During the winter solstice, the North Pole is tilted away from ...

Google previewDictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy (2001)

by Richard A. Matzner

summer solstice The point that lies on the ecliptic midway between the vernal and autumnal equinoxes and ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

This is to * understood as in our northern hemisphere; for into southern, the sun's entrance into capricorn makes the summer solstice, and that into cancer the winter so slice. The two points of the eclipto wherein the fia's greates ascent above ...

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