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Solstice
(n) the two days of the year when the sun is the farthest from the equator. Origin: L sol-, sun + sistere, to stand => 'the sun appears to stand still' Equinox occurs on March 20 or 21 and September 22 or 23. Solstice occurs on June 21 or 20 and December 21 or 22. Compare Solstice with Equinox.