Do You Know These Incredible Solstice Facts?

This astronomical event has fascinated us for centuries.

Faye Remedios
Created by Faye Remedios
On Nov 7, 2022
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That the solstices happen twice a year—once around June 21 and then again around December 21 – is something we all know. We also know that these phenomenal events mark the end of the old and the start of the new, but how much do you really know about them? From inspiring centuries-old festivals across the globe to holding much significance for various cultures and religions, this quiz is the one to take for all things solstices. 

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The summer solstice is the ___ day of the year, while the winter solstice marks the ____.

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The winter solstice marks the ___ day of winter in the astronomical calendar.

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The winter solstice marks the point at which the sun is exactly overhead the Tropic of ____.

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Solstice means the "sun stands still" in ___.

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The solstices are the hottest and coldest days of the year.

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The date varies; the last December 23 solstice was in 1903 and will not happen again until ___.

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The Feast of Juul was a pre-Christian festival observed in Scandinavia at the time of the ___ solstice.

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It is believed that ____ was the site of ancient druid solstice celebrations because of the way the sun lines up with the stones.

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The Earth is at its ___ from the sun during the summer solstice.

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 Ancient Rome honored the goddess ___ on the summer solstice.

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True or False: Solstices are the same as equinoxes.

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