Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fall Equinox 22nd September 2016

Equinoxes are opposite on either side of the equator, so the autumnal (fall) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is the spring (vernal) equinox in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.

Equinox and solstice illustration.
Equinoxes and solstices happen twice a year.

Not Entirely Equal Day & Night

On the two equinoxes every year the Sun shines directly on the Equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal – but not exactly.
The September equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from north to south and vice versa in March.

To find out when is the Fall Equinox date in your city see here.
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