Solstice actually means "the sun is stationary," because the sun rises and sets in the same spot for a few days. During the Winter Solstice we experience the longest night and shortest day of the year (in the northern hemisphere).
Of course, there are many predictions that claim the earth will be destroyed during the Winter Solstice of 2012. Is it really the end of the Mayan Calendar, or will the Winter Solstice be aligned with the Milky Way? Guess we really won't know until after the holiday season of 2012.
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