What is the spring equinox?



2017-03-20T11:02:08.866Z
2017-03-20T11:02:08.866Z

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What is the spring or vernal equinox?

The spring equinox is moment when the northern and southern hemisphere switch places in receiving the Sun's light and warmth - because the Earth orbits on a tilt, rather than upright. At the equinox (one of which happens in spring, one in autumn) the day and night become approximately equal in length. The word equinox comes from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night).

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