equinox

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first sign of the zodiac which the sun enters at the vernal equinox; the sun is in this sign from about March 21 to April 19 Aries , Aries the Ram , Ram
season from the fall equinox to the winter solstice autumn
(astronomy) the equatorial coordinate specifying the angle, measured eastward along the celestial equator, from the vernal equinox to the intersection of the hour circle that passes through an object in the sky; usually expressed in hours and minutes and celestial longitude , RA , right ascension
Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Christ; celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox Easter
violent rainstorm near the time of an equinox equinoctial storm , line storm
moon near autumnal equinox harvest moon
full moon nearest the September equinox harvest moon
(Persian) the new year holiday in Iran and Azerbaijan and Afghanistan and Pakistan and parts of India and among the Kurds; comes at the vernal equinox Noruz , Nowrooz , Nowruz
warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox summer , summertime
coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox winter , wintertime
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