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The Equinox - Vernal and Autumnal

Want to know precisely where we are in the current solar cycle? Our mobile-ready, digital timepiece shows the correlation between astrology and the equinox. Find out more.

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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 the earliest calendar makers.

After the equinox the next important date is the solstice.

Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in 2017 (GMT)
EquinoxSolstice
VernalMar 20, 10:28 SummerJun 21, 04:24
AutumnalSep 22, 20:02 WinterDec 21, 16:28

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