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EQUINOX. The name given to two periods of the year when the days and nights are equal; that is, when the space of time between the rising and setting of the sun is one half of a natural day. Dig. 43, 13, 1, 8. Vide Day.

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We've had the Autumnal equinox and we're heading towards winter.
For people in Huddersfield and the rest of the UK, the 2014 autumnal equinox comes on September 23, so the full moon of this week counts as the Northern Hemisphere's Harvest Moon.
Once the autumnal equinox passes, the nights continue to get longer and the temperatures will start to fall.
Japanese financial markets were closed Thursday for the Autumnal Equinox day holiday.
23 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of the images of sun and shadow conveyed in the names of Celebrity Cruises' stylish Solstice Class ships, the world's top-rated premium brand is marking autumnal equinox by announcing the name of the fifth in its 'Xceptional' series: Celebrity Reflection.
Kuwaiti astronomer and historian Adel Al-Saadoun said Monday that the Autumnal Equinox will be marked around the globe on September 23, and in Kuwait on September 27.
Smoky and the Feast of Mabon" is a story about a little girl's discovery of the Wiccan autumnal equinox Feast of Mabon, a special harvest feast celebrated between the old year and the new.
I was struggling to come up with a suitable topic for this month's issue when my wife suggested something related to the upcoming autumnal equinox, "falling back," and "What could a company do with that extra hour?
Moreover, due to Navaratri, a major ten-day Hindu holy festival connected with the autumnal equinox, which was currently underway, it was cruel to keep the worshippers away from their sacred temple.
This weekend will be followed by three public holidays -- Respect for Senior Citizens Day on Monday, observed each year on the third Monday of September, Autumnal Equinox Day on Wednesday, astronomically determined but usually observed Sept.
Autumn Fest, Autumnal Equinox, The City of Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
autumnal equinox 2001 Jun 17 Ls=180[degrees] Perihelion 2001 Oct 11 Ls=250[degrees] S.