Religious Glossary - common terms used related to Religion
Equinox - In astronomy, an equinox is defined as the
moment when the sun reaches one of two intersections between
the ecliptic and the celestial equator.
The last two days of the year, in spring and autumn, when
the hours of daylight and of night are equal.
This is the time when the Sun crosses the celestial equator.
There are two equinoxes; Vernal (Spring), around March 21st
and Autumnal (Autumn) around September 23rd. On these dates,
day and night are equal. Actual dates and times vary due to
the Earth's precession.
The culminating point of spring or autumn. At the spring
equinox, the earth's north pole is midway between the winter
and summer solstices and entering into the warming trend of
summer. At the autumnal equinox, the earth's noth pole is
midway between the winter and summer solstices and entering
into the cooling period of winter.