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first point of Cancer

[¦fərst ¦pȯint əv ′kan·sər]
(astronomy)

first point of Cancer

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A solstice that occurs on June 21 when the sun is vertically overhead 23°¼ North parallel. It is midsummer in the Northern Hemisphere and midwinter in the Southern Hemisphere at this time. The same as summer solstice.
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