The Vernal Equinox takes place every Spring when the Sun crosses the
apparent Equator, making the day and the night equal. Ditto for the
Autumnal Equinox, six months earlier/later (depending on how you look
Once Europeans had started going south of the Equator for long enough
that they knew the seasons were reversed, did they come up with a more
generic term for the equinoxes that didn't involve the words "vernal"
or "autumnal" to refer to a specific equinox? Was there a general term
for "The thing that happens in March that's not tied to a particuolar
.....and how long did it take them to realize that the seasons were
Alban, staying up way too late to write messages that are way too weird.