[Ads-l] solstice

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 22 23:37:26 UTC 2018

It appears to me that Merriam-Webster has this defined incorrectly:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solstice <https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solstice>
either of the two points on the ecliptic at which its distance from the celestial equator is greatest and which is reached by the sun each year about June 21 and December 21

Does anyone know enough astronomy to know for sure?

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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