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September Equinox 2016

In this Thursday, 22 September at 12:14 p.m. hours from Cape Verde will be the september equinox, in other words, in this day, the length of day and night is nearly equal.

September equinox marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the south.

Murdeira area, Sal Island, September Equinox 2015

In astronomy the equinox is marked by the moment when the Sun, by doing its apparent orbits (according to point of view of the observer), through the celestial equator.

This chart shows a clear behavior of the equinoxes, note that the Earth's axis does not suffer apparent inclination, in turn, the sun rays do not suffer deviation, which allows globe be divided into two equal halves, with light and dark.

Equinoxes occur twice a year, in March and September, when the sun travels in its orbit to the North or South.

The table below shows the exact point when the Sun passes through the celestial equator in September Equinox 2016 in Cape Verde.

In Cape Verdean culture this event is marked without any reference to the date, but in other cultures in this world outside is celebrated in multiple ways.

Information Source: NASA
Photo: Victor Pinheiro
Illustration: Przemyslaw Idzkiewicz