The answer to this question is not as obvious as it might first seem. In fact, the answer to this question is the key to understanding the nature of the Universe.
The night sky of May 2020
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Solstice means the sun standing still. It is the day upon which the sun rises and sets at its most distant point on the horizon north or south of due east or due west. The two solstices are also the days with the longest and shortest hours of daylight.