Autumnal Equinox … sounds like something out of Narnia, or maybe Middle Earth, eh? No, it just means the day of the year in fall (hence “autumnal”) when the period of day and night are equal in length.
After the equinox (“equi” = equal, “nox” = night), days become shorter and nights longer until the winter solstice, or the shortest day and longest night of the year, followed by lengthening days until the spring equinox when there is one day and night of equal length, then longer days until summer solstice, the longest day and shortest night of the year. Then the days get shorter, little by little, until autumn equinox comes around again! Many world religions think of these as holy days, while others just use them to mark the calendar. Ancient civilizations built giant calendars that are still working today, such as Stonehenge, to help them mark these important days.
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