Definition of equinoctial point in English:

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equinoctial point


Either of two points at which the ecliptic cuts the celestial equator.
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  • Also the Moon's Nodes have to be in the signs of Aries or Libra, or Virgo or Pisces: the signs near the equinoctial points.
  • The different dates arise because the Aquarian Age begins when the vernal equinoctial point crosses into the constellation Aquarius.

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Syllabification: e·qui·noc·tial point

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