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The Equinox

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Early people saw that the sun’s path changes but it seems to return to its starting point every 365 days. This long cycle became the solar year.

Sky watchers observed that the sun’s path crossed the equinox twice in each cycle. At the times when the sun rose and set on the equator there was equal day and night for the whole planet (equinox). These days of equinox became the fixing points for calendar makers.

After the equinox the next important date is the solstice.

Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in 2016

  • Vernal Equinox (Spring) March 20 2016 04:30 GMT
  • Summer Solstice (Summer) June 20 2016 22:34 GMT
  • Autumnal Equinox (Fall) September 22 2016 14:21 GMT
  • Winter Solstice (Winter) December 21 2016 10:44 GMT

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