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Spring Equinox

Definition: The spring equinox and the fall equinox are the two days in the year when the hours of daylight and darkness are exactly equal.

There are 12 hours of each. From March 20 or 21 until the longest day of the year on June 21 or 22, the nights will grow shorter and shorter.

Ancient people celebrated the new year on the spring equinox, some groups still celebrate their new year at this time.

Elsewhere on the Web:

Spring Equinox
Detailed explanation of the Spring and Fall Equinox.
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