Equinox definition and quotes – spring equinox 2018

What does the word equinox mean -Equinox definition

Equinox

An equinox occurs when the plane of earth’s equator passes through the center of the Sun.It happens twice each year, around 20 March and 23 September.We call it summer equinox (spring equinox) and winter equinox (autumnal equinox).Dates for these changes every year.In simple language duration of day and night is equal in these days.

Vernal equinox and autumnal equinox: these classical names are direct derivatives of Latin (ver = spring and autumnus = autumn). These are the most widely used terms for the equinoxes, some people confuse them because in the southern hem , vernal equinox does not happen in spring and the autumnal equinox does not occur in autumn.You may ask for more deep information about equinox.So far we will list few famous equinox quotes below:

 

It’s September 21st, a day I love for the balance it carries with it.”
― Pam Houston, Waltzing the Cat

 

And there are loners in rural communities who, at the equinox, are said to don new garments and stroll down to the cities, where great beasts await them, fat and docile.”
― Louis Aragon

 

“Holy sea turtles!” – Arabella Valli, The Equinox (Book Two of the Summer Solstice Series)”
― K.K. Allen, The Equinox

 

Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.

William C. Bryant

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

Albert Camus

 

 

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