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The summer solstice has the longest day and the shortest night of the year. The winter solstice has the shortest day and the longest night of the year.

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What is the difference between a solice and an equinox?

A solstice is the longest or shortest days of the year. (December 21 is the winter solstice or shortest day of the year, June 21st is the longest or the summer solstice) Equinox is when the day and night are equal amounts of time.


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