Falling into Autumn | What’s an Equinox Scientifically?

Travel + Dwell The Autumnal Equinox. To most, it’s an indicator of the approach of cooler weather, shorter days, and pumpkin-based beverages. We seldom think of the first day of autumn in context with the heavens and space, but it’s an important marker of our planet’s annual journey around our star. The equinox is the point at which the sun and our celestial equator (the projection of Earth’s terminator – dividing line between daytime and nighttime) passes directly through Earth’s north and south poles. If you’re a fan of right angles in cosmic geometry, this is your moment. The equator and terminator are...

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