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vernal equinox

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Definition of vernal equinox in English:

noun

Astronomy
1 Another term for spring equinox.
Example sentences
  • The performances begin with a Native American Equinox Celebration, which, indeed, takes place today, the vernal equinox.
  • However, the signs of the zodiac are and always have been counted in 30 degree segments from the vernal equinox point.
  • It occurs on the first Sunday after the first full moon that occurs on or after the vernal equinox.
1.1 another term for First Point of Aries (see Aries).
Example sentences
  • 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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