autumnal equinox


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(astronomy) the equinoctial point that lies in the constellation of Virgo

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Gloating at the plight of traffic jam victims, the central heating dilemma which comes with the autumnal equinox, the Mars/Venus quirks which divide household chores and hardware, a musing over what would happen if two limp handshakers had to greet one another and the shopping phenomenon which is Argos are simply a sample of the subjects which got stage time.
The Autumnal Equinox seemed an apropos time to rejoin both my quest and Mike Owen, Park Biologist from the Fakahatchee Strand State Park, on a swamp walk.
After a short introduction to basic astronomy, Gendler presents cosmic features according to season, beginning with the autumnal equinox and progressing through the solar year.
Autumnal equinox occurs on September 23 as the sun moves into the southern celestial hemisphere bringing equal hours of day and night.
So, as we prepare for the autumnal equinox and all the shows, events and tasks that come with it, here are some suggestions to help get you settled emotionally and intellectually:
The procedure for Method A is as follows: (1) find the interval from the Autumnal Equinox to the Vernal Equinox; (2) the planet's period of revolution; (3) evaluate the interval from the perihelion to the first crossing of the latus rectum; (4) evaluate the interval from the perihelion to the aphelion; (5) set the ratio of (1) to (2) equal to the ratio of (3) to (4); and finally, (6) solve the resulting transcendental equation graphically to yield the eccentricity.
Since it is only possible to view the auroras simultaneously in both poles during the Vernal and Autumnal equinox days, NHK has opted to push off the broadcast to September.
Because October 31 lies exactly between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice, our ancestors believed it was a potent time for magic and communication with the dead.
Robbins discovered the astronomical significance of the temple when he traveled to Monte Alban soon after the autumnal equinox of 1989.
Witt's 30" x 40" original oil landscapes focus on "Spring Equinox," "Summer Solstice," Autumnal Equinox," and "Winter Solstice.
Fall 2014, also known as the autumnal equinox or simply, autumn is fast approaching and with it comes new shows to watch out for.
The third quarter began with the autumnal equinox on Sept.
Occurring annually around the autumnal equinox - this year it was September 22 - the harvest traditionally sees the reaping of mature crops from the fields, bringing nature's best to our tables.
AUTUMNAL EQUINOX: The full Moon closest to the northern autumnal equinox is coming this week.
Since we are heading towards the autumnal equinox, on the September 22, this helps make the aurora more likely.