Definición de winter solstice en inglés:

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winter solstice

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1The solstice at midwinter, at the time of the shortest day, about 22 December in the northern hemisphere and 21 June in the southern hemisphere.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Of course the Northern Hemisphere's summer solstice is the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • The Greeks celebrated the New Year on December 21 at the winter solstice, when the day was at its shortest.
  • The winter solstice falls on December 21, marking the year's longest night.
1.1 Astronomy The solstice in December.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Similarly Chinese New Year is often celebrated at the second full moon after the winter solstice, although again the precise rules are complicated.
  • The times between winter solstices, or between autumnal equinoxes, also give different values for the astronomical ‘year.’
  • Each year, on the fifth night after the new moon following the winter solstice, white-robed priests performed a solemn ritual, cutting mistletoe from oaks using a golden sickle.
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