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Definition of the noun equinox

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noun - plural: equinoxes

  1. either of two times of the year when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator and day and night are of equal length
  2. (astronomy) either of the two celestial points at which the celestial equator intersects the ecliptic

Alternative definition of the noun equinox


  1. The intersection of the ecliptic (apparent path of the sun) with the celestial equator.


  1. "Equinox" is a 1970 American independent horror film directed by Dennis Muren and Jack Woods, and starring Edward Connell, Barbara Hewitt, Frank Bonner, and award-winning science fiction/horror writer Fritz Leiber. The plot focuses on four teenagers having a picnic in the canyons of California who stumble upon an ancient book containing secrets of a strange world that exists alongside humans, and consequently unleash a plethora of evil creatures and monsters.
  2. "Equinox" is a 1992 film written and directed by Alan Rudolph. It stars Matthew Modine in dual roles, along with Lara Flynn Boyle, Marisa Tomei, Lori Singer and Fred Ward. The film was shot in Minnesota and Utah and is set in the fictional urban city of Empire. It was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards.

Phrases with Equinox

  1. fall equinox
  2. march equinox
  3. Autumn Equinox
  4. spring equinox
  5. vernal equinox
  6. autumnal equinox
  7. september equinox

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Time (2009)

Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture by H. James Birx

An equinox is the actual point in time at which the sun crosses the celestial equator. The celestial equator is simply the projection of the earth's equator into space. An equinox is a particular point of time, not a full day as is commonly thought.

Google previewSecrets of the Tide (2013)

Tide and Tidal Current Analysis and Predictions, Storm Surges and Sea Level Trends by J D Boon

The vernal equinox is the point where the Sun crosses the Equator fi'om south to north and it occurs about March 21. Celestial longitude is reckoned eastward from the vernal equinox. The autumnal equinox is the point where the Sun crosses ...

Google previewPrayer and Thought in Monastic Tradition (2014)

Essays in Honour of Benedicta Ward SLG by Santha Bhattacharji

The full moon after the equinox is the fullest possible reflection of a sun that has begun to provide more hours of light...

for a celebration of Easter to begin before the spring equinox is a celebration of salvation prior to the paschal outpouring of ...

Google previewLOVE, DEATH, AND TRANSIENCE: (2015)


The Autumnal Equinox means the relief from summer heat and the blooming of arboreal splendor as the days of darkness grow. The Winter Solstice means days of great darkness, cold, wind, snow, and warm jackets and boots as one treks ...

Google previewGeography in the Changing World

Equinox and Solstice Equinox is the day when the sun is directly over the Earth. There are two days during the year when the lengths of day and night are about equal. These two days are called Equinoxes, from the Latin word meaning equal ...

Google previewGet Outside (2012)

The Kids Guide to Fun in the Great Outdoors by Jane Drake, Ann Love, Heather Collins

The equinox is the best time to see the glow of earthshine, when sunlight reflecting off Earth hits the Moon and bounces back. On Earth, we can actually see the Moon's face even though it is in shadow. And with this added earthshine, the sunlit ...

Google previewThe Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones (2014)

by Sandra Tsing Loh

More than a health club, Equinox is a sparkling ship of fun, a kind of Holland America Line cruise ship designed for anxious middleaged professionals (like moi!) with zero attention span. Upon entry into its eucalyptusscented interior, we ...

Google previewProclus: Commentary on Plato's Timaeus: Volume 5 (2013)

by Proclus

Presumably the pointabout the equinox is that whenthe Sun is at this position, therewill be equal illumination atboth poles at once. By contrast, once past the vernal equinox, there will be no sunrise at 90° South until thefollowing September ...

Google previewExplore Winter! (2007)

25 Great Ways to Learn About Winter by Maxine Anderson

By the fall equinox on September 21, the official first day of fall, the weather is already cooler because the sun's rays hit a wider area and are less concentrated. The fall equinox is the day when there are 12 hours of ...

Google previewDoes It Really Take Seven Years to Digest Swallowed Gum? (2010)

And Other Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask by Sandra Donovan

The vernal equinox is the first day of spring. It.

Google previewReligious Celebrations: An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations [2 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations by J. Gordon Melton

Spring Equinox (Vernal) The spring or vernal equinox was one of four points in the year (the others being the winter and summer solstices and the fall equinox) discovered and marked by ancient peoples who observed the heavens.

Google previewReligions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, 2nd Edition [6 volumes] (2010)

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices by J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann

The Fall Equinox was one of four points in the year (the others being the Winter and Summer Solstices and the Spring Equinox) discovered and marked by ancient peoples who observed the heavens. At the Summer Solstice, from an observer ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Applied and Engineering Physics, Three-Volume Set (2017)

by Robert Splinter

Equinox. [geophysics] A cross-sectional plane traversing the longitudinal outline of the equator where the average path of the Sun touches on its azimuth increases or decreases to the Tropic of Cancer in the northern hemisphere or the Tropic ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

equinox “Equal night,” the two points at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator to produce the seasonal spring (vernal ) equinox and autumnal (fall) equinox. evection Irregularity in the movement of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Astrobiology (2011)

by Muriel Gargaud

The equinox is one or the other of the two points on the celestial sphere, where the equatorial plane intersects the ▷ ecliptic plane. When the Sun is at one of these points, daytime and nighttime have the same duration everywhere on Earth .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geography (2010)

by Barney Warf

The term equinox (in Latin aequinoctium) derives from two Latin words: aequus, whose meaning is “equal,” and noctium (nox, noctis), referring to “night.” Its definition involves that of the celestial sphere (which is the infinite apparent sphere ...

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Quotes about Equinox

To those born on March, twenty second
A special day known as 'Vernal Equinox'
Mary Magdalene, within thee awakened
Calls back to herself, His scattered flock

ROTMS (Ray Lucero)
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Scrabble value of E1Q10U1I1N1O1X8

The value of this 7-letter word is 23 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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