Equinox = ‘equal night’~ from Latin‘aequus’ and ‘nox’.
During the September equinox, which takes place around the 21st September, the sun crosses the celestial equator, moving southwards in the northern hemisphere and northwards in the southern hemisphere.
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Some years ago, I worked on a project at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden, researching into ten particular trees, one of which was the alder.
Recently, I was walking along the local canal in the autumn sunshine and stopped at one of the locks to rest my aching feet. As I leaned on the wooden arm, I recalled two nuggets of information.
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