Definition of Equinox (astronomy) The intersection of the apparent path of the sun in the sky (the ecliptic) with the celestial equator. | One of the two days on which this intersection occurs each year: (for the Northern hemisphere) March 20 or 21 in the spring and September 22 or 23 in the autumn.
How to use Equinox in a Sentence?
- 1. At this time the Spring Equinox was in Taurus, and this is referred to by Virgil. 🔊
- 2. The spring equinox was now near at hand, and with better weather the blockade would be yet more efficient. 🔊
- 3. In a similar manner, when, on his return journey, the Sun is again on the equator, the autumnal equinox occurs. 🔊
- 4. At Lagos in Guinea it was the custom annually to impale a young girl alive soon after the spring equinox in order to secure good crops. 🔊
- 5. This happens twice a year, and the times when the sun passes the equator are called the vernal or spring equinox and the autumnal equinox respectively. 🔊
- 6. If light be the efficient cause, the tendency to suicide should be as great at the time of the fall equinox as it is at the time of the spring equinox; but this is not the case. 🔊
- 7. This domestic equinox we soon grew fond of, and, having become familiar with all its signals of approach, we watched with agreeable interest the inevitable climax. 🔊