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Vernal equinox   /vˈərnəl ˈikwənˌɑks/   Listen
Vernal equinox

noun
1.
March 21.  Synonyms: March equinox, spring equinox.
2.
(astronomy) the equinoctial point that lies in the constellation of Pisces.






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"Vernal equinox" Quotes from Famous Books



... the year, some from the autumnal, others from the vernal equinox. The primitive patriarchs from that of autumn, that is, from the month called by the Hebrews Tisri, which coincides with part of our September and October. Hence it seems probable, that the world was created about that season; the earth, as appears from Gen. ...
— The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints - January, February, March • Alban Butler

... arranged spectacles of the instruction at St. Denis and the consecration at Chartres were followed on the day of the vernal equinox by a ...
— The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1555-1566 • John Lothrop Motley



Words linked to "Vernal equinox" :   mar, spring, Nowruz, autumnal equinox, equinox, Nowrooz, equinoctial point, uranology, Noruz, astronomy, springtime, march



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