When is Vernal Equinox


Duration where the lengths of day and night are equal

There are a lot of events that happen in the universe has direct impact on the human life and society also. One of such event is Equinox that can be termed as an event of sun movement from one side of the earth to another side. Equinox is an event related to astronomy and it is the duration when the sun moves the across the earth’s equator. It has huge significance for those who study the celestial bodies and astronomy for a number of factors that are related to or have great impact on the earth. As per the astronomy and modern science, there are two kinds of equinoxes that happen every year in the month of March and September. In this particular period, both day and night seems to be in equal time of length across the earth, as the sun directly shines on the equatorial region. The month of March is generally recognized by most of the people as symbolic of change in seasons. The moment when the sun crosses the equator region is called as the Vernal equinox as well as spring equinox (as people welcome spring in this particular time). March equinox is normally celebrated as rebirth of the northern hemisphere. Many more cultures celebrate spring festivals and holidays around this equinox, like Passover and Easter.

 In the northern hemisphere, the vernal equinox is considered as the first day of astronomical spring. For ancient cultures, it was used to indicate that their food supplies would soon restore. There are also few other facts related to this astronomical event, like “balancing of eggs is possible on end”. It is believed that this magical phenomenon was started by Chinese and these people even use the balancing egg as a symbolic representation of this astronomical event.

Next Vernal Equinox is on 20 March 2018 (Tuesday)

Days Remaining in Next Vernal Equinox




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