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When is the Vernal Equinox in 2013?

March 20, 2013 at 11:02 a.m.

Learn more about the Vernal Equinox.

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Autumnal Equinox

LaubBlätter10What is the Autumnal Equinox?

The Autumnal Equinox, or September Equinox, marks the beginning of Fall in the northern hemisphere and Spring in the southern hemisphere. On the Autumnal Equinox, the sun shines directly over the equator and the length of day and night are nearly equal – the only place with exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night is on the Equator.

When is the Autumnal Equinox?

The Autumnal Equinox occurs around September 22 or 23 at a specific time.

Do people celebrate the Autumnal Equinox?

Learn about ancient and modern Autumnal Equinox celebrations, festivities, myths and superstitions here. Then check out National Geographic’s slide show of Autumnal Equinox rituals around the world.

Sources: timeanddate.com
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This Autumnal Equinox is a special one!

For the first time since 1991, the full moon will shed light on the beginning of fall—the Northern Hemisphere’s autumnal equinox, which in 2010 officially begins Wednesday at 11:13 pm ET.

-National Geographic

Happy Fall! For some that means the start of the holidays, cooler/bearable weather, or a time to start admiring the beauty of the changing leaves.

We wish all of our customers and friends a happy and healthy end of your 2010!

Check out this great video from National Geographic explaining the Equinoxes:

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