Almanac ( Sun - Moon - Seasons )


SUN
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EARTH
Current Showing Clouds

MOON
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Sun Spots
Sunlit Earth , Moon at 13 days in cycle
Day Length : 13:50 hrs
 Dawn : 05:25 On 30/10/2020
Sunrise : 05:55 On 30/10/2020 
Transit : 12:50 On 30/10/2020
Sunset : 19:45 On 30/10/2020
   Dusk : 20:15 On 30/10/2020
DAWN and DUSK are CIVIL TWILIGHT
Astronomical Twilight Start : 04:10
       Nautical Twilight Start : 04:49
       Nautical Twilight  End : 20:52
Astronomical Twilight  End : 21:31
Waxing Gibbous
96% Illuminated
Moonrise : 18:21 On 30/10/2020
   Transit : 11:00
 Moonset : 05:33 On 30/10/2020
Moon at 13 days in cycle


Full Moon Last Quarter New Moon First Quarter
Full Moon Last Quarter New Moon First Quarter
Sunday
01/11/2020 01:49
31 October 2020 14:49 UTC
Monday
09/11/2020 00:46
08 November 2020 13:46 UTC
Sunday
15/11/2020 16:07
15 November 2020 05:07 UTC
Sunday
22/11/2020 15:45
22 November 2020 04:45 UTC


Autumnal Equinox
Start of Autumn
Winter Solstice
Start of Winter
Spring Equinox
Start of Spring
Summer Solstice
Start of Summer
First day of Fall First day of Winter Start of Spring First day of Summer
20/03/2020 14:50
20 March 2020 03:50 GMT
21/06/2020 07:44
20 June 2020 21:44 GMT
22/09/2020 23:31
22 September 2020 13:31 GMT
21/12/2020 21:02
21 December 2020 10:02 GMT
       
Countdown Time to next change of each Season

Solar Cycles - Explained

Southern Hemisphere

Autumnal Equinox
Start of Autumn
Fall Equinox
Northern Equinox
March Equinox
Winter Solstice
Start of Winter
 
 
June Solstice
Spring Equinox
Start of Spring
Vernal Equinox
Southern Equinox
September Equinox
Summer Solstice
Start of Summer
 
 
December Solstice

Northern Hemisphere

Spring Equinox
Start of Spring
Vernal Equinox
Northern Equinox
March Equinox
Summer Solstice
Start of Summer
 
 
June Solstice
Fall Equinox
Start of Fall
Autumnal Equinox
Southern Equinox
September Equinox
Winter Solstice
Start of Winter
 
 
December Solstice

An Equinox is an astronomical event that happens twice, once in spring and once in autumn, each year when the tilt of the Earth's axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun. During Equinoxes the tilt of the Earth (with respect to the Sun) is 0° and because of it, the duration of the day and the night are almost equal on Equinox day i.e. 12 hours.

Equinoxes occur on 20th or 21st March and 22nd or 23rd September each year and both days has equal length of the day and the night.

During March it is spring time in the Northern hemisphere and March Equinox is called Vernal Equinox and Spring Equinox while it is autumn time in the Southern hemisphere and March Equinox is called Autumnal Equinox and Fall Equinox. In other words on March Equinox it is spring time in the UK, the USA, Canada, Russia, India and China while it is autumn time in Australia, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa.

Similarly, during September it is autumn time in the Northern hemisphere and September Equinox is called Autumnal Equinox and Fall Equinox while it is spring time in the Southern hemisphere and September Equinox is called Vernal Equinox and Spring Equinox. In other words on September Equinox it is autumn time in the UK, the USA, Canada, Russia, India and China while it is spring time in Australia, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa.

To avoid any confusion Equinoxes are preferably referred as March Equinox (Northern Equinox) and September Equinox (Southern Equinox).




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Moon images by BCJKiwi SilverAcorn.nz