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 Sentences?
- 1. The spring equinox was now near at hand, and with better weather the blockade would be yet more efficient. 🔊
- 2. 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. 🔊
- 3. 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. 🔊
- 4. 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. 🔊