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CHILEAN NAVY HYDROGRAPHIC AND OCEANOGRAPHIC SERVICE

The summer solstice, which marks the beginning of the summer season, will take place On December 22nd at 01 hours and 48 minutes. On this date, the Sun reaches its highest latitude on the Southern Hemisphere, which is also called “South Declination” in astronomical and navigation terms, and it coincides with the Tropic of Capricorn, in Latitude 23° 27 minutes South.

The solstices are the dots of the ecliptic, which is the apparent movement of the Sun over the terrestrial surface over the period of a year, in which the Sun reaches its highest declinations, named Summer and Winter Solstice respectively. In the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, the declination of the Sun is kept for several days with very few alterations, thus the name Solstice, which in Latin means “stand-still Sun”.