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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
at it).

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
season"?

.....and how long did it take them to realize that the seasons were
reversed, anyway?


Alban, staying up way too late to write messages that are way too weird.