You must have been up VERY late, Alban. Looking back on some of the stuff that's crossed the CalonList, and you consider THIS weird? ☺ > Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:03:08 -0600 > From: [log in to unmask] > Subject: [CALONTIR] astronomical (sort of) term? > To: [log in to unmask] > > 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.