What is the difference of spring equinox and fall equinox?
On the spring equinox, the Sun is moving into your hemisphere and marks the beginning of spring. In the fall equinox, the Sun is moving into the opposite hemisphere, and marks the beginning of fall. In the northern hemisphere, the spring equinox occurs about March 21, and in the southern hemisphere, the spring equinox happens about September 21. ...
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Where are is the sun rays most direct during spring and fall?
During Spring (Vernal Equinox) - March 20th or 21st = Equator During Fall (Fall Equinox) - September 22nd and 23rd = Equator (Yeah, the sun's rays are most direct on the equator during Spring and Fall) especially the days I mentioned above. The Equinox's ...
Asked in Astronomy, Seasons
When the day and night are equal length in both hemispheres?
When day and night are equal around the world (North and South Hemisheres) it is called a equinox. In a year that happens twice, once in the Spring which called a Spring Equinox and once in the Fall which is called a Fall or Autumn Equinox. Spring Equinox occurs on March 21 and Fall or Autumn Equinox occurs September 22 ...
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What is it called when the sun is directly above the equator?
This happens twice a year at on of the "equinox" (the spring equinox or the fall equinox) At noon if you are on the equator at thet oment the Sun is at the "Zenith". ...
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What days are the spring and fall equinox?
Spring equinox occurs around March 20 and Fall equinox occurs around September 22 for the Northern Hemisphere. For the Southern Hemisphere these dates are opposite; the Spring equinox is around September 22 and the Fall equinox occurs around March 20. ...
Asked in Earth Sciences, The Moon
What happens when the Sun is directly on the Earth's equator?
The Sun is never ON the equator, it is above the equator twice a year - the spring equinox and the fall equinox. ...
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What is the term when the sun is directly over the equator?
It's called the Equinox, which happens biannually, one called Vernal Equinox (Spring), and one called Autumnal Equinox (Fall). ...
Why do both hemispheres receive the same amount of heat during spring and fall?
At the spring and fall equinox, the Sun is directly over the Earth's equator, i.e., right between both hemispheres. That's what "equinox" means. ...
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What is the difference in time between day and night during an equinox?
In the Spring and Fall equinox, night and day have the same number of hours. Equi = equal. ...
Occurs when the sun is directly over the equator?
The sun is directly over the equator at the two instants during the year when the sun reaches one of the "equinox" points among the stars. That happens in March and September. Those moments are the astronomical beginning of Spring or Fall in both hemispheres. ...
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What is the difference between vernal and autumnal equinox?
The adjectives vernal and autumnal mean "of spring" and "of autumn (fall)" respectively. The equinox, when the day and night are even, occurs twice a year. Once in spring and once in autumn (fall) as we move from the extremes of the summer and winter solstices. Therefore we have a vernal equinox (in spring) and an autumnal equinox (in autumn/fall). ...