Other names of Solstice
Although the winter solstice under different names in different parts of the world, their designation on the basis of monthly income and have hemisphere is known worldwide acceptance. Basically, this astronomical phenomenon – it is because the sun reaches its maximum declination, meets twice a year – once in June, as it is said in the June solstice, then in December, due to which they called December solstice. Although these names are given based on the phenomenon will take place, perhaps outside the hemisphere, where the sun is positioned to be named. When the sun is in the far north, it is called the boreal winter solstice, and when it is at its extreme south, it is called the southern solstice.
Winter solstice and summer solstice
Aside from the name, this is the natural phenomenon known as the summer solstice and winter solstice. However, this can be misleading because both hemispheres during different seasons tends to a certain point. While the northern hemisphere has been the middle of winter in December in the middle of summer in the Southern Hemisphere have experienced in December – which means that the winter solstice, which marks the beginning of winter the Northern Hemisphere to mark the beginning of summer in the southern hemisphere. General term used solstice to solstice concern because the majority of the surface of the Earth in the northern hemisphere autumn.
In astronomy, the term is used to refer solstice exactly when this happens. Colloquially, it is still used to refer to the day when it happens. During June solstice usually occurs on 20 or 21 June (which is also the longest day of the year), the winter solstice usually occurs on 21 or 22 December. That being said, although there have been rare cases of solstice occurs June 19 or June 22 and December solstice on 20 or 23 December.