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An equinox is an astronomical event in which the plane of Earth's equator passes through the center of the Sun, which occurs twice each year, around 20 March ...

Everything you need to know: Vernal equinox 2016 | Astronomy ...

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Mar 20, 2016 ... The 2016 vernal or spring (or fall) equinox comes on March 20 at 4:30 UTC ... The March equinox comes earlier and earlier every leap year all through ... The equinox is an event that happens in Earth's orbit around the sun.

What Is the Vernal Equinox? | Wonderopolis

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As Earth revolves around the Sun, there are two moments each year when the Sun ... These moments — called equinoxesoccur around March 20 or 21 and  ...

Vernal (Spring) Equinox - Infoplease

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The vernal equinox occurs on March 20, 2016 ... What Happens at the Equinox? ... and night are about equal in length all over the world during the equinoxes.

Equinox - Understanding Spring and Autumn Equinoxes for kids

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Equinoxes occur when the axis of rotation of the earth (i.e. the line form the N to S poles) is exactly parallel to the ... This means that day length is exactly the same ( 12 hours) at all points on the earth's surface on these days (except ... Spring Equinox is near 20 March. The posh name for Spring Equinox is Vernal Equinox.

Why 2016 Will Have the Earliest Spring Equinox Since 1896

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Mar 19, 2016 ... Usually, the spring equinox happens on March 20 or 21. ... But under this system, with one extra day every four years, the average length of a year was 365.25 days — still a .... Spring & the Vernal Equinox: New Beginnings.

Equinox Explained: Why Earth's Seasons Will Change on Sunday

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Sep 18, 2013 ... The "equinox" happens twice every year around March 21 and September 21, but what does that really mean? Here are the real facts about the ...

First Day of Spring Vernal Equinox 2016 | The Old Farmer's Almanac

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This year, the vernal equinox arrives on Saturday, March 19 or Sunday, March 20 , ...... In fact, the entire universe, and all that occurs in it is scientific phenomena.

Vernal Equinox 2016: 5 weird traditions to celebrate the first day of ...

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Mar 21, 2016 ... Here's everything you need to know about the Vernal Equinox 2016. ... The equinox occurs because of the tilt of the Earth in relation to the Sun. ... amount of time above and below the horizon at every location on the Earth, so night ... This year, the vernal (or spring) equinox takes place on Sunday March 20.

Vernal Equinox: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com

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Mar 19, 2016 ... Google is celebrating the vernal equinox with a Google Doodle. ... The spring equinox lands on either March 20 or 21 every year and is one of the ... The spring equilux occurs about four days before the spring equinox, which ...

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March Equinox - Timeanddate.com

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There are two equinoxes every year – in March and September – when the Sun shines ... This happens on March 19, 20, or 21 every year. ... of the equator, and the March equinox is also known as the "spring (vernal) equinox" in the Northern  ...

When and What is the September Equinox? - Timeanddate.com

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There are two equinoxes every year – in September and March – when the sun ... In the Southern Hemisphere, it's known as the Spring (vernal) equinox. ... The September equinox occurs the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator ...

The first day of spring. The Vernal Equinox: Everything you need to ...

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Mar 21, 2016 ... A guide to what the vernal equinox means and how you can make the most of it. ... This happens on March 19, 20 or 21 every year.