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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Equinox = ‘equal night’~ from Latin‘aequus’ and ‘nox’. There are two equinoxes in a year, in March and September, when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is almost equal. In March, in the northern hemisphere, it is known as the Spring equinox and in the southern hemisphere as the Autumnal equinox. (Please note that this article refers to the seasons of the northern hemisphere.)
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