The story behind Rue Solstice

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Photo: Bill Cox

The sun peeks over the horizon at its lowest point on December 21, the winter solstice in North America. From this point on, daylight hours will begin to get longer. 

This street is named after an astronomical event that occurs twice each year (in June and December) as the Sun reaches its highest or lowest point relative to the Earth's celestial equator. The seasons of the year are directly connected to both the solstices and the equinoxes.