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Spring Equinox

Post by Nereus » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:07 am

I believe it is today. Look out, winters coming!

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Re: Spring Equinox

Post by oakdale160 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:29 am

Don;t you mean the Autun Equinox?

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Re: Spring Equinox

Post by Dannie Boy » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:00 pm

oakdale160 wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:29 am
Don;t you mean the Autun Equinox?
It’s Autumn Equinox in the Northern hemisphere and Spring Equinox in the Southern hemisphere

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Re: Spring Equinox

Post by HHTel » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:28 pm

Absolutely correct, Dannie. I didn't know that. Thanks for adding to my repertoire of useless information!!

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Re: Spring Equinox

Post by Nereus » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:37 pm

oakdale160 wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:29 am
Don;t you mean the Autun Equinox?
No, because the sun is appearing to move South, so it heralds WINTER in the northern hemisphere, and Spring in the South. Actually, it is another one of those ambiguous English words, as it means "equal"! :rasta:
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Re: Spring Equinox

Post by Nereus » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:55 pm

Todays contribution of useless information: :shock:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equinox

Vernal equinox and autumnal equinox:
these classical names are direct derivatives of Latin (ver = spring and autumnus = autumn). These are the historically universal and still most widely used terms for the equinoxes, but are potentially confusing because in the southern hemisphere the vernal equinox does not occur in spring and the autumnal equinox does not occur in autumn. The equivalent common language English terms spring equinox and autumn (or fall) equinox are even more ambiguous.[5][6][7] It has become increasingly common for people to mistakenly refer to the September equinox in the southern hemisphere as the Vernal equinox.[8][9]

March equinox and September equinox:
names referring to the months of the year in which they occur, with no ambiguity as to which hemisphere is the context. They are still not universal, however, as not all cultures use a solar-based calendar where the equinoxes occur every year in the same month (as they do not in the Islamic calendar and Hebrew calendar, for example).[10] Although the terms have become very common in the 21st century, they were sometimes used at least as long ago as the mid-20th century.[11]

Northward equinox and southward equinox:
names referring to the apparent direction of motion of the Sun. The northward equinox occurs in March when the sun crosses the equator from south to north, and the southward equinox occurs in September when the sun crosses the equator from north to south. These terms can be used unambiguously for other planets. They are rarely seen, although were first proposed over 100 years ago.[12]
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