Autumn Equinox

Starts: September 22, 2013 at 8:44 pm
Ends: September 22, 2013 at 8:45 pm

QI 3Quite Interesting Facts
about the Equinox.

22 September 2013 marks the Autumn Equinox, one of two dates in the year when the length of day and night are equal.  (The other date is 20 March.)

The name equinox, is derived from the Latin, aequus (equal) and nox (night) = equal night.

During an equinox, the earth is not tilted toward or away from the sun, and the length of day is the same at all points on the earth’s surface.

In the northern hemisphere, the September equinox marks the start of autumn.

 

 

 

 

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