Meaning of solstice
Pronunciation: (sol'stis, sōl'-), [key]
- either of the two times a year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator: about June 21, when the sun reaches its northernmost point on the celestial sphere, or about December 22, when it reaches its southernmost point. Cf.summer solstice, winter solstice.
- either of the two points in the ecliptic farthest from the equator.
- a furthest or culminating point; a turning point.
- solstice (Thesaurus)