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3 articles for "Autumnal"

Autumnal Equinox [Astro*Index]

Where the Sun transits the western node of the celestial equator and the ecliptic moving from north to south declination relative to the observer. In the northern hemisphere, this occurs around September 23, and in the southern hemisphere around March 21.

See also:
♦ Equinox ♦ Celestial Equator ♦ Ecliptic ♦ Declination
Autumnal Equinox [Munkasey M.]

That point in space and time when the Sun, in itsyearly travel, crosses over the Celestial Equator, going from North Declination to South Declination. (See also: "Libra Point")

See also:
♦ Libra Point ♦ Celestial Equator ♦ Declination
Autumnal Point [Astro*Index]

The intersection of the celestial equator and ecliptic at which the Sun moves from northern to southern declination.

See also:
♦ Vernal Point ♦ Celestial Equator ♦ Ecliptic ♦ Declination


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