The 2018 autumn
equinox in the Northern Hemisphere occurs Saturday, September
22, at 6:55
pm PDT (01:55 UT Sept.
the Sun enters Libra.
It is one of the two days of the year that the Sun moves across the celestial
equator, the imaginary line among the stars that lies directly
above the Earth's equator circling from east to west. The Sun's crossing
of the celestial equator occurs one other time on the spring equinox.
Both times this crossing occurs, the Sun rises exactly due east and
sets exactly due west!
Sun crosses the celestial equator at both equinoxes.
The Sun is ascending "springing" in March, and descending "falling" in
this special moment – the instant of the September equinox – the
midday sun will be at zenith, or straight overhead, at the Earth’s
equator. That’s the meaning of equinox. The September equinox
sun crosses the sky’s equator, going from north to south.
will see the sun overhead at the moment of this year’s equinox?
... Everyone along Earth’s equator on the day of the equinox – and
for a day or two before and after it – will experience that
noonday sun more or less overhead.
On the day of the equinox, the sun rises due east and sets due
west all over the world, with everyone worldwide receiving approximately equal
portions of day and night. EarthSky.org
Sun crosses the equator from north to south for both hemispheres
at the September equinox, however the Sun's path "springs up" toward
the north for the Southern Hemisphere's springtime and continues
to "fall" toward the south for the Northern Hemisphere's
fall or autumn. Hmmm
... AstroViewer the
interactive online sky map, which is helpful in seeing this disappeared
in Aug. 2018. Maybe it will come back?! If it does, select "Trust" to
run applet. Give map time to load in (about 30 seconds). I never
found the applet blocked by security settings.
which means "equal night" refers to a time when the length
of day and night are equal. As the Sun crosses the celestial equator,
the axis of the Earth points neither toward nor away from the Sun resulting
in 12 hours of darkness and light over the planet.
the Earth's tilt relative to the Sun is constantly changing, the
12-hour symmetry can be only approximately true anywhere. However,
if you look at the sunrise
sunset times for your location, you find that it is several minutes
off on this date. Why? It's because the refracting or bending effects
of the Earth's atmosphere alters the observed time of sunrise and
sunset. The Sun rises a little earlier and sets a little later due
to this effect, causing the observed equinox to precede the true
equinox by a few days in spring. In the fall it follows by a few
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and the Celestial
of the Sun in the sky intersects the celestial
sphere and marks the seasons. At the spring and autumn equinoxes,
when the Sun intersects the celestial
equator it rises due east and sets due west. At the summer solstice,
when the Sun reaches its highest point north of the celestial equator
it rises as far northeast as it can and sets as far northwest as it
can. At the winter solstice, when the Sun reaches its lowest point
south of the celestial equator it rises as far southeast as it can
and sets as far southwest as it can.
the week before and after the equinox the Sun changes its rising
and setting position on the horizon each day by a full Sun's width,
which is over half a degree. (moving from north to south) Of course
you have to be careful not to stare at the Sun as it rises or sets.
On the equinox it will rise due east and set due west, but then the
following week watch it again dramatically change ... as it moves
from due east toward the south and you'll be absolutely amazed! Star
Sphere ~ Key Concepts
autumn equinox occurs at the exact moment in time
when the Sun, heading from the north to the south,
appears in the sky at the point
the ecliptic crosses
a list of autumn equinox facts from The
Seasons by the Astronomy Club of Tulsa:
direct rays (of the Sun) are at the equator
months of darkness begins at the North Pole
months of light begins at the South Pole
hours of darkness and twelve hours of light all over the earth
is the longest day of the year on the equator, again (spring equinox
is the longest day, previous)
sun rises due east and sets due west
begins in the Northern Hemisphere
begins in the Southern Hemisphere
out the Spring
Equinox page for more equinox facts and surprise your friends
Geomagnetic storms tend to be most intense
during the weeks around the September equinox.
insights for the Autumn Equinox
Meditations ~ September Equinox 2018
are a variety of equinox global meditations occurring at various times
during the day. Participate in one or more of these meditations to
strengthen the Light Grid of planet Earth. Those living in both the
Northern and Southern Hemispheres are participating in September's
Exact: Saturday, September 22
6:55 pm PDT (01:55 UT Sept.
Cota-Robles: Global Equinox Celebration
Recorded September 20, 2018
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calling forth the 5th Dimensional Crystalline
Solar Light to co-create the patterns of perfection
for the New Earth. Serve by being the Open Door
of this exquisite light, and benefit yourself by
getting the update of what's happening and
learning how to smooth the journey,
Download is available.
Equinox Meditation ~ Sept. 22/23, 2018
(2017 Winter Solstice Meditation is used as a guide.)
Begins 29 mins. before the exact solstice.
Choose a time that suits you.
30-min. recording includes a 10-min.
guided meditation and several inspiring
musical tracks. It is designed to be used
anytime during the 2018 spiritual cycle.
The cornerstone of our global spiritual
work in 2018, inaugurated at the 2017
winter solstice, is finding Balance, initiating
Resonance and shining Radiance. You may
want to note down any strong images or
feelings, or elements of new spiritual
understanding that you may have
experienced during the meditation,
so that you may refer to them later
to integrate them into your daily life.
A New Earth is slowly emerging from
the depths of our immortal Self as we
reconnect with the Source of All in us
Our Oceans ~
8:00pm your time
This "Wave" meditation
directs healing and loving
energies to the oceans of the world and will circle
the planet during this 24-hour period.
Gather for "Healing the Oceans of the World"
at a body of water or a sacred site.
The following link is related ...
Water Activation Meditation
Merge with dolphin and whale consciousness.
September Equinox ~ Sunset Your Time
a worldwide link-up of people supporting
environmental and personal awareness.
It is held on the equinoxes and solstices.
Starting at sunset participants are asked to
play or listen to meditative music
(preferably didgeridoos) for 45 minutes
and then sit silently for 15 minutes.
This wave meditation starts Sept. 23 in
New Zealand, is followed by Australia, Asia,
Arab countries, Israel, Africa, Europe, with
America, Canada, Middle and South America
completing the world wide circle Sept. 22.
Oneness Transmission ~
Dissolving Duality Extremes
September 23, Sunday, 2018
Sydney 8 pm / Paris 8 pm / New York 8 pm
Unified Focus: Assist Humanity to Rise
Out of Duality Consciousness With Loving
Support from the Whales ... Keepers
of the Evolutionary Codes!
and Ongoing Global Meditations
an Awesome Autumn!
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