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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Autumnal Equinox

The sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator twice a year: on or about March 21 (Vernal Equinox) and again six months later, on or about September 22 or 23 (Autumnal Equinox). On these two occasions, night and day are of equal length all over the world. In the Northern Hemisphere, September 22 or 23 is the first day of autumn. Autumnal Equinox Day is a national holiday in Japan, observed on either September 23 or 24 to celebrate the arrival of autumn and to honor family ancestors. More...
S. Miranda-Hess
Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 1:48:11 AM

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Happy Autumnal Equinox!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 3:13:06 AM

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Now begins the downward spiral into our great white winter!
excaelis
Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 3:19:03 AM

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Or you could telemark down to it !
Bryn Kinnaird
Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 3:26:24 AM

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Have a good one
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 8:34:54 AM

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It's the vernal equinox in Australia: spring has sprung!

It's on the equinoxes that you can measure your latitude with a homemade theodolite. I know everyone's got access to GPS, & google maps can provide your latitude & longitude, but there's something satisfying about doing it yourself. Get a protractor, tape a drinking straw to use as a sight & pin it to a support to measure the angle of the sun at noon. It's nerdy but satisfying to do it so simply. We'll have to remember how to do things manually when the zombie apocalypse comes & civilisation falls. Start preparing now.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 2:03:42 PM

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Fall is so beautiful and prepares us for the coming winter when the land sleeps, and maybe we should too...
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Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 2:33:20 PM

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions

The autumnal equinox, which marks the first day of fall for the Northern Hemisphere, takes place Monday at 10:29 p.m. EDT. Instead of saying goodbye to summer, one should say hello to the fall. While the autumnal equinox does not have a tradition like the "egg standing on its end " legend associated with the vernal equinox, there are some interesting facts and trivia associated with the event.
September's equinox is celebrated in many cultures. Pagans celebrate Mabon during the autumnal equinox, one of eight Sabbats, that mark the start of winter. Much like Easter, which falls around the vernal equinox. Christianity celebrates Michaelmas, the feast of St. Michael and All Angels.

http://www.ibtimes.com/autumnal-equinox-2014-facts-trivia-celestial-event-marking-first-day-fall-1693072
TB Turtle
Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 11:30:36 PM

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Beautiful picture Monamagda. It looks very Maine in Fall.
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