- equinoccio (masculine) the vernal/autumnal equinox el equinoccio de primavera/otoñoMore example sentences
- These nine nights occur on equinoxes or equal nights when the sun is vertically overhead at the equator or centre.
- The lengths of the hours were equal around the equinoxes but the rest of the time they could vary considerably.
- ‘An equinox is when night and day are equal,’ he said.
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