Equinox (Vernal and Autumnal)
In layman terms, an Equinox represents a day with equal duration of day and night (usually March 21 and September 23) and thus we have a Spring Equinox and a Fall Equinox. The word Equinox is derived from two Latin words - aequus (equal) and nox (night). At the Equator, the Sun is directly overhead at noon on these two Equinoxes. The "nearly" equal hours of day and night is due to refraction of sunlight or a bending of the light's rays that causes the Sun to appear above the horizon when the actual position of the Sun is below the horizon.
Solstice (Summer and Winter)
And Solstice refers to either the longest day - June 21 called the Summer solstice or the shortest day - December 21, also referred to as the Winter solstice. The summer solstice occurs when the Sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer, which is located at 23.5° latitude. Then the earth’s tilt towards the Sun is at its maximum. The Winter solstice has the shortest day and the longest night in a year. In the northern hemisphere, it occurs when the Sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn located at 23.5deg longitude.
Spring Equinox- March 20th, 2019, 2:58 pm - PDT
Equinox means " equal " day and night (12 hours each). It is a time for balance. Use this opportunity to refresh the level of grace and harmony in your life.
- June 21st, 2019, 8:54 am - PDT
At the summer solstice, we have the longest day and the shortest night of the year. The nature reaches its full maturity. Time to go out to connect and to have fun.
- September 23rd, 2019, 0:50 am - PDT
Equinox means " equal " day and night (12 hours each).It is a time for balance. Use this opportunity to refresh the level of grace and harmony in your life.
- December 21st, 2019, 8:19 pm - PST
At the winter solstice, we have the longest night and the shortest day of the year. The nature goes to sleep. It is time for us to go within as well, to purify body and mind, and to enhance spiritual awareness.