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CHILEAN NAVY HYDROGRAPHIC AND OCEANOGRAPHIC SERVICE

The Summer Solstice will take place on 21 December at 13 hours 28 minutes (local time), giving official start to the summer season. On this date the sun reaches the highest latitude in the Southern Hemisphere, which is also called maximum "South Declination" in astronomical and navigation terms, which coincides with the Tropic of Capricorn, at latitude 23 degrees 27 minutes South.

The solstices are the dots of the ecliptic, which is the apparent movement of the Sun on the Earth's surface over a period of a year, when the sun reaches its greatest declinations, called Summer and Winter Solstice, respectively. In the Northern and Southern hemispheres, the declination of the Sun remains almost unchanged for several days; hence the name "Solstice," which in Latin means "Quiet Sun".