This year the solstice falls today at 6:34 p.m. EDT. This is the “summer” solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. The word solstice is from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop). Astrologers say the sun seems to ‘stand still’ at the point on the horizon where it appears to rise and set, before moving off in the reverse direction.
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