The term derives from the Latin sol (sun) and -stitium (stoppage).
In Padua, we had sunrise at 5:23 a.m. today and sunset will be at 9:05 p.m. It's a fabulously sunny and perfectly hot day. Lows at 17°C (62°F) and highs at 29°C (84°F). It's summer as we like it. We can just picture the beach! Too bad it's a workday.
Il 21 giugno è anche la giornata più lunga dell'anno. June 21 is also the longest day of the year.