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Answered 2009-11-10 17:12:36

the sun is at 0 degrees during an equinox. It is aligned with the equator.

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What two days is the sun directly overhead on the equator?

The spring and autumn equinox.

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What is the difference between vernal and autumnal equinox?

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Is autumn equinox spring season?

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You gain daylight after the spring equinox how much depends on your latitude .

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When the day and night are equal length in both hemispheres?

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The Spring equinox and the Autumn equinox.

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Is the equator between the north and south pole?

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That happens twice a year, on the Spring equinox in March and the Autumn equinox in September.

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