summer solstice

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n summer solstice June 21, when the sun is at its northernmost point
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Usage

In literature:

Not the summer solstice.
"The Lady of the Lake" by Sir Walter Scott
Solstice, winter and summer.
"Essays and Miscellanies" by Plutarch
Leicester, although stately and imposing, had passed his summer solstice.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1584-86, Vol. I. (of IV) Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
Thus, in that year, before the summer solstice, a fifth commandant had fallen.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1600-09, Vol. IV. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
At the arctic circle at the summer solstice the day is twenty-four hours long.
"A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder" by James De Mille
The result of the experimental investigation carried out during the summer solstice of 1884 may be thus briefly stated.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 458, October 11, 1884" by Various
These points are astronomically distinguished as the summer and winter solstice.
"The Symbolism of Freemasonry" by Albert G. Mackey
The coincidence of the festival with the summer solstice can hardly be accidental.
"Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I." by Sir James George Frazer
It was then the summer solstice, and the day was exceedingly hot.
"The Book of Noodles" by W. A. Clouston
It was the rosy summer solstice, the longest and fairest day of all the year.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862" by Various
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In poetry:

Never to be fulfilled; leaves bud, and ever
Something is wanting, something falls behind;
The flowered Solstice comes indeed, but never
That light and lovely summer men divined.
"Song Of The Colours:" by Laurence Hope
CORYDON
"Ye mossy springs, and grass more soft than sleep,
And arbute green with thin shade sheltering you,
Ward off the solstice from my flock, for now
Comes on the burning summer, now the buds
Upon the limber vine-shoot 'gin to swell."
"Eclogue 7: Meliboeus Corydon Thrysis" by Publius Vergilius Maro
Corydon.
"Ye mossy springs, and grass more soft than sleep,
And arbute green with thin shade sheltering you,
Ward off the solstice from my flock, for now
Comes on the burning summer, now the buds
Upon the limber vine-shoot 'gin to swell."
"Eclogue VII" by Virgil
In summer's still solstice my steps are drawn
To the shade of the forest trees;
To revel with Pan in his secret haunts,
To pipe mazourkas while satyrs dance,
Or lull to soft slumber some favorite faun
And fascinate strange wild birds and bees.
"The Woods" by Hattie Howard

In news:

It's the most popular site to watch the sun rise on the summer solstice.
In a Gazette interview, Edgecomb, who is known around town for her summer and winter solstice storytelling celebrations at the Arnold Arboretum, described the story collecting process as a race against time.
The summer solstice happens today at 7:09 pm EDT, the time the sun is at the highest point possible in the sky.
We welcome the summer solstice with a mini heat wave.
Perhaps you were among the many who missed this year's summer solstice .
Latest Summer Solstice 2012 News.
Thousands of lanterns were released to mark the Summer Solstice , and the shortest night of the year, in Poznan, Poland, June 21, 2012.
Summer Solstice Pageant by Annela Rova.
Flag Day, Father's Day, New Moon & Summer Solstice .
Thursday is Flag Day, Sunday is Father's Day, Tuesday is new moon (29 degrees) in Gemini and Wednesday morning is Summer Solstice as Sun enters Cancer, sign of the nurturing principle and the Gate where Spirit enters matter.
Moose near Johnson's Corner on the Summer Solstice .
Posts Tagged ' summer solstice .
With the mark of the summer solstice yesterday, the longest day of the year, residents of Washington, DC, can expect blazing hot temperatures for today, June 21.
Mary Pauer of Bridgeville on the Summer Solstice .
20 Things You Didn't Know About The Summer Solstice .
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In science:

The external forcing F (t ) used throughout this article is the insolation at 65◦N latitude on the day of the summer solstice.
Is the astronomical forcing a reliable and unique pacemaker for Climate?
Figure 2: Spectrum decomposition of the incoming solar radiation (insolation) at 65◦N latitude on the day of the summer solstice (F (t ) given in Eq.
Is the astronomical forcing a reliable and unique pacemaker for Climate?
Table 1: Coefficients for the insolation model described in Eq. (1) used for the incoming solar radiation anomaly at Summer Solstice and at 65◦N.
Is the astronomical forcing a reliable and unique pacemaker for Climate?
The average was taken over every 12 minuites for 24 hours on three days, the winter solstice (dotted), the vernal equinox (dash-dotted) and the summer solstice (dashed).
The Earth Regeneration Effect of Solar Neutrinos: a Numerical Treatment with Three Active Neutrino Flavors
Stonehenge, in the English county of Wiltshire, was built in prehistoric times in such a way that around the time of the summer solstice an observer standing at the center of the circular structure sees the sun rise above the outer Heelstone.
The sun's position in the sky
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