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"Equi" is "equal"; "nox" means "night". So, the equinoxes are days when the length of the daylight is equal to the length of the night. This happens twice a year, about March 21 and September 21 each year, when the Sun passes directly over the equator. (The precise dates may be a day earlier or later, depending on the cycle of leap years.) The U.S. Naval Observatory's "Earth's Seasons" web site lists the precise times of the equinoxes, solstices, perihelion and aphelion each year.

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What part of speech is equinoxes?

Equinoxes is a noun. It's the plural form of equinox.


How many equinoxes are there?

There are two equinoxes each year, on March 21st and September 21st. Equinoxes are when the sun is directly over the equator and the day and night are each exactly 12 hours.


The equinoxes and solstices mark the midpoints of the three seasons?

No, the solstices and equinoxes mark the beginnings of the four seasons.


Do equinoxes occur in June and December?

No. Equinoxes occur in March and September. Solstices occur in June and December.


The vernal and autumnal equinoxes where is the sun in relation to the equator during?

At the Equinoxes, the Sun is directly above the equator.


When do solstices and equinoxes occur?

Solstices . . . June 21 and December 22Equinoxes . . . March 21 and September 22


What month does equinoxes occur?

Equinoxes occur twice a year - around 21 March, and around 23 September.


Do equinoxes and solstices fall on the same dates each year?

yes........ equinoxes march 20Th.......................................................... solstices June 20Th


How many times a year do equinoxes occur?

There are two equinoxes (i.e. vernal/spring and autumnal/fall) every year.


What seasons have equinoxes?

summer and winter


When are days equal to nights?

On Equinoxes


When is the sun at one of the equinoxes?

in the summer


What causes equinoxes?

The equinoxes are caused by the declination angle of the sun being zero . The declination angle changes as the earth orbits around the sun.


What are the days of March 21 and September 21 known as?

They're widely and erroneously known as the equinoxes, but they're not.The equinoxes are points on the map of the sky, not points in time.March 21 and September 21 are the dates near which the sun reachesand passes the equinoxes.


March 26 and September 24?

These are on or about the equinoxes


Which of these occurs between the dates of the solstice?

Equinoxes


When are days and nights equal duration?

on equinoxes


Where is the sun directly over at the equinoxes?

The equator.


Did the equinoxes effect the sun moon Earth or seasons?

The equinoxes mark two of the four divisions between the seasons. (The Solstices mark the other two.)


When do the solstices and equinoxes occur in the northern hemisphere?

Summer solstice is June 21 Winter solstice is December 21 Equinoxes are late march and late September


What is significant about equinoxes?

The year has two equinoxes, which are the days on which the night and day are of equal length. They happen when the apparent position of the Sun (on the ecliptic) crosses the Earth's equator.The equinoxes are usually March 21 and September 22, and on those days the Sun has a declination of zero and is overhead at the equator.


What are the equinoxes When do they occur?

The year has two equinoxes, which are the days on which the night and day are of equal length. They happen when the apparent position of the Sun (on the ecliptic) crosses the Earth's equator.The equinoxes are usually March 21 and September 22, and on those days the Sun has a declination of zero and is overhead at the equator.


Why do equinoxes happen?

The year has two equinoxes, which are the days on which the night and day are of equal length. They happen when the apparent position of the Sun (on the ecliptic) crosses the Earth's equator.The equinoxes are usually March 21 and September 22, and on those days the Sun has a declination of zero and is overhead at the equator.


When are the solstices and equinoxes?

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The places the Sun crosses the equator are called the?

equinoxes