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What Do You Know About Summer Solstice? Trivia Quiz 10

What Do You Know About Summer Solstice? Trivia Quiz 10

What Do You Know About Summer Solstice? Trivia Quiz

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The word "solstice" comes from the Latin "Solstitium" which means...?

Sun stands still
Sun shines brightest
Sun changes path

The astronomical year is split into four seasons but they aren't all of the equal lengths. Which season is the longest?

Autumn
Spring
Summer

The June solstice can occur between June 20 and 22, but June 22 solstices are rare. The last one occurred in 1975. When will the solstice next land on June 22?

2031
2203
2144

Though we celebrate the day, June solstice occurs at one specific moment. Is it...?

The moment when Earth is closest to the sun.
The moment when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn.
The moment when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer.

After gaining daylight since the December Solstice, on June 21, locations in the Northern Hemisphere start to lose daylight. How much daylight will Anchorage, Alaska, lose on that

2 seconds
1 minute, 45 seconds
59 seconds

How much daylight will "Utqiaġvik", the northernmost city in Alaska, lose on June 21?

0 seconds
2 minutes, 23 seconds
35 seconds

When will the sun set next in Utqiaġvik?

August 2, 2017
October 30, 2017
July 23, 2017

According to the Pagan Celtic year, there are four 'lesser' holidays. Which isn't one of them?

Vernal equinox
Summer Solstice
Imbolc

In places that are north of the Arctic Circle, like northern Alaska, the sun doesn't set below the horizon for 24 hours on the solstice. What's the phenomenon known as?

Midnight sun
The Aurora Borealis
None

The summer solstice kicked off the countdown to what ancient Greek event?

The chariot races
None
The circus games
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