Equinox, it may sounds like a sci-fi movie title or a name on an RPG game, but it is not, Equinox is an astronomical event that marks the equal length of day and night and it happens twice a year during March and September.
September Equinox 2014.
September equinox 2014 in the Philippines will be on Tuesday, 23rd of September, at 10:29 PHT (the night between Tuesday and Wednesday.
WHAT IS HAPPENING DURING SEPTEMBER EQUINOX
Every year, time will come that the sun and the moon will have an equal time of appearance on Earth. This is the time when the sun reaches the celestial equator; this event is called the September equinox and it will happen this year on September 23, 2014.
AFTER THE EQUINOX
After the September equinox, the night will be longer than day which means that the sun will rise later and it will set earlier. On the month of September, stars like Daneb, Vega and Altair; constellation of Capricornus, Aquarius and Pisces; planets like Venus, Saturn, Mercury, Uranus, Jupiter and Neptune will be more visible. After September equinox 2014, the earth will tilt upward making the countries on the upper part have longer exposure to the sun while the countries on the lower part will have a shorter exposure to the sun.
The 2014 equinox will also marked the coming of Christmas; for some, they think that the long night is cause of the upcoming Christmas but the fact is those long night is resulted by the sun’s movement towards the celestial equator. In some culture, it is being celebrated because they treat it as the coming of the new season.
OTHER ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS
Other than September equinox 2014, there are other astronomical events that happened and will happen, the Spring equinox that happened last March 21,2014 which is Friday at around 00:57 PHT; Summer solstice that happened last June 21, 2014 which is Saturday at around 18:51 PHT and Winter Solstice that will happen on a Monday, December 22, 2014 at 07:03 PHT. Each astronomical event has its own distinction and each of them was an effect of any astronomical movements.