1The equinox in spring, on about March 20 in the northern hemisphere and September 22 in the southern hemisphere.
- A fixed overhang designed for optimal shading on the autumnal equinox casts the same shadow on the vernal equinox.
- Western Christians, therefore, observe the date of the vernal equinox on March 21 according to the Gregorian Calendar.
- It falls on the vernal equinox and marks the beginning of the Persian new year.
1.2 Astronomy another term for First Point of Aries (see Aries).
- The tides are especially high right now, as we get closer to Samhain and the vernal equinox.
- According to the website, Easter falls on the first Sunday following the first ecclesiastical full moon that occurs on or after the day of the vernal equinox.
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Syllabification: ver·nal e·qui·nox
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