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CHILEAN NAVY HYDROGRAPHIC AND OCEANOGRAPHIC SERVICE

On December 22nd at 02 hours 30 minutes, summer Solstice will take place; thus officially entering into the summer season. Date in which the Sun reaches its greatest latitude in the South Hemisphere, also called in astronomical and navigation terms maximum “South Declination” that coincides with the Tropic of Capricorn, at 23 degrees, 27 minutes South Latitude.

Solstices are the points of the ecliptic, which is the Sun’s apparent movement over the surface throughout a year, when the Sun reaches its greatest declinations, known as summer and winter Solstice, respectively. Solstices are the points of the ecliptic, which is the Sun’s apparent movement over the surface throughout a year, when the Sun reaches its greatest declinations, known as summer and winter Solstice, respectively.