solstice

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line of latitude near but south of the north pole; it marks the northernmost point at which the sun is visible on the northern winter solstice and the southernmost point at which the midnight sun can be seen on the northern summer solstice Arctic Circle
season from the fall equinox to the winter solstice autumn
mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves halcyon
first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice Jan , January
warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox summer , summertime
ceremonial dance performed by Amerindians at the summer solstice sun dance
coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox winter , wintertime
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