The Sun Stands Still: The Meaning of The Word Solstice
Solstice means "point at which the sun seems to stand still."
It does not mean "shortest or longest day".
The solstices show the illogic of the solar system model.
The Sun Returns To The Same Altitude in the Sky Day After Day During The Solstices.
This would be impossible if The Earth orbited the Sun.
This is a problem. The Sun should not return to the same "noon" or peak position for multiple days, the imagined orbit of Earth would make this impossible. The height of the Sun's position has to change, however minute the measure. We have to remember that the Astronomers claim minute precision when it suits them and then they seem to ignore such precision when it obviously is problematic to their ideology.
During the Winder Solstice period, the Sun returns to the same Southern most Altitude for multiple days. The Sun returns to the same Northern Altitude during the Summer Solstice time period, for a multitude of days as well. Does this make sense in the context of a near perfect circular orbit, an imagined constant rate of Earth rotation and an imagined axial tilt?
The solstices show us one of the problems with the mainstream solar system model. The Earth's orbit around the Sun is imagined to be a near perfect circle. The angle of the Earth's imagined axial tilt is thought to be the reason for the seasons (or the changing altitude or height of the noon day Sun). And yet the summer and winter solstices demonstrate one of the fallacies of the heliocentric model. We would not expect the Sun to return to the same noon day height day after day, as we can witness during the periods known as solstices. This is a huge problem for the solar system model that goes overlooked and is ignored.
We would expect to see the southern and northern most altitudes peak and then recede, we would not expect to see a flattened bell shaped curve. The Sun would be expected to reach a southern or northern most altitude and then the next day return to the position it had occupied before reaching the logical altitudinal limit.
mid-13c., from Old French solstice (13c.), from Latin solstitium "point at which the sun seems to stand still," especially the summer solstice, from sol "sun" (see Sol) + past participle stem of sistere "to come to a stop, make stand still" (see assist (v.)). In early use, Englished as sunstead (late Old English sunstede)."
"The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because at the solstices, the Sun stands still in declination; that is, the seasonal movement of the Sun's path (as seen from Earth) comes to a stop before reversing direction."
"The orbital eccentricity of an astronomical object is a parameter that determines the amount by which its orbit around another body deviates from a perfect circle. A value of 0 is a circular orbit, values between 0 and 1 form an elliptical orbit, 1 is a parabolic escape orbit, and greater than 1 is a hyperbola. The term derives its name from the parameters of conic sections, as every Kepler orbit is a conic section. It is normally used for the isolated two-body problem, but extensions exist for objects following a rosette orbit through the galaxy."
"The eccentricity of the Earth's orbit is currently about 0.0167; the Earth's orbit is nearly circular."
The Imagined Axial Tilt of The Earth Makes Modeling the Earth's Imagined Orbit Very Difficult
The imagined axial tilt is also very problematic. Why would the axis of the Earth be tilted in this manner? The tilt makes modeling the Earth's motion more complex than one might think. The axis must always point in the same direction. This is not natural. A ball tied to a string would not exhibit such motion.