There are two equinoxes each year, one in the spring and the other in the fall. The fall equinox will be on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. The equinoxes nearly always fall within the same three-day period.
Here are a few things unique to the equinox:
1. It falls at the same instant around the globe.
The moment of the vernal or spring equinox was today at 5:29 a.m. CDT, or 10:29 UTC (known as Coordinated Universal Time).
2. The spring equinox always falls on March 19, 20, or 21.
It most often will come on the 19th or 20th. The next time it will fall on March 21st will be 2101. (The last time was in 2007.)
3. Day and night are almost equal on equinox days. But not quite.
“Equinox” means “equal night,” but that isn’t literally true today except for on the equator. March 16 was actually the day when day and night were the closest to equal. That’s also known as the “equilux.”
The day length varies depending on latitude.
4. The sun rises due east and sets due west today no matter where you are.
At the equinoxes the sun appears overhead at noon as seen from the equator, according to EarthSky.org, and the equator intersects the horizon at points due east and west.
5. Standing an egg on its end only on the equinox is a myth.
Sometimes at equinox times stories will circulate that eggs can be balanced on their ends solely on this day. It’s not true — the equinox has no bearing on egg stability, according to NASA.
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