equinox

[ UK /ˈɛkwɪnˌɒks/ ]
[ US /ˈikwəˌnɑks/ ]
NOUN
  1. either of two times of the year when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator and day and night are of equal length
  2. (astronomy) either of the two celestial points at which the celestial equator intersects the ecliptic
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How To Use equinox In A Sentence

  • In neopaganism, the spring and autumn equinoxes are called Ostara and Mabon, respectively, although these names are modern in origin and don't correspond to any ancient festivals. CBC | Top Stories News
  • And that may men prove, and shew there by a spear, that is pight into the earth, upon the hour of midday, when it is equinox, that sheweth no shadow on no side. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville
  • It is also referred to as the precession of the equinoxes or the great year in a comprehensive dictionary. Archive 2008-08-01
  • the vernal equinox
  • Worse, the Equinox never offered an efficient four-cylinder engine, relying instead on a hoary 3. 4-liter pushrod engine in the volume models. Pricing: 2010 Chevrolet Equinox
  • Gamecock recalls crowed warnings of the latter before the latest equinoxes. Gamecock - A Townhall.com user blog
  • The same Ingersoll, Ontario assembly plant that built the previous Equinox began building so-called salable units about two months ago. Autoblog
  • It is at the equinoxes that the earth changes her distances from the sun most rapidly, and whether she is passing from her perihelion or from her aphelion, the density of the ether externally is changing in the subduplicate ratio of these distances and consequently at these times there will be the greatest disturbance of the electric equilibrium. Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms Containing the True Law of Lunar Influence
  • The ancient Egyptian Magi observed another division of the year that was called the fatidic year and began at the vernal equinox.
  • The meridian at midnight at the time of the spring equinox is called a "colure," -- the "autumnal colure," because the sun crosses it in autumn. The Astronomy of the Bible An Elementary Commentary on the Astronomical References of Holy Scripture
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