Japanese horse Equinox is set to retire after winning a record sixth straight Grade 1 race at last weekend's Japan Cup. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2023/11/30/more-sports/equinox-retiring/?utm_content=buffera74ac&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #moresports #equinox #christophelemaire #silkracing
Equinox, the world’s top-ranked horse, dominated over the home stretch to win the 43rd Japan Cup on Sunday, four lengths ahead of this year’s winner of Japan’s Triple Crown for fillies, Liberty Island. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2023/11/26/more-sports/equinox-japan-cup-win/?utm_content=buffer481d1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #moresports #equinox #japancup #christophelemaire #libertyisland
The Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials Book Set is a must-have for any pagan's book collection. Chock full of information, this set can give newbies a simplified overview or help veteran observers add depth to their celebrations.
A step in #Madrid towards the next #Equinox #Summit - The #Think2030Dialogue is set to take stage on 16 November '23 in Madrid, and will host three Science4Policy sessions. JPI Climate has been invited to convene the session on #science and #policymaking.
After a few years of monitoring, I think this is the closest I'll come to an actual "equinox".
Length of day 12h 0m
It comes down to rounding but I'll take it.
We have been told lies all this time, in reality the equinox is not the day where the hours of day and night last the same... it is the day where the axis of the earth's inclination is perpendicular to its orbit... how it looks in this table actually today is the day where the night lasts two minutes longer than the hours of sun… at least in Vancouver
@antiquidons Hipparchos concluded that the star Spica, part of the constellation #Virgo, had moved 2° relative to the #AutumnalEquinox.
When he compared the time it took the Sun to return to an #equinox with the time it took the Sun to return to a fixed star, he found a slight discrepancy. The equinoxes were moving ("precessing") through the zodiac, and that the rate of precession was at least 1° in a century. In other words: a full cycle through the zodiac is completed every 36,000 years.
Today's #MythologyMonday theme is #Equinox. The #SeptemberEquinox marks the beginning of autumn for Greece and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere. #Persephone says goodbye to her mother #Demeter and #Hermes guides her on the way to her infernal kingdom, where her husband #Hades awaits her.
Inktober 10: Pomegranate by Li Österberg
A belated "On This Day":
September 22, 2020: I released the single "Swiss Lorraine" for the #Equinox, one of my few attempts at #crooning. This was meant to be a demo for something I envisioned in a style a la #Danzig but I liked it as is.
To celebrate the equinox, the single will be available as a free download through #Halloween. Also streaming on all music services. Download what thou wilt.
The varying colors of fall equinox
Birch and Aspen glow orange in September in the Chena River State Recreation Area east of Fairbanks. Photo by Ned Rozell.
We are at fall equinox, a day of great equality: All the residents of the entire world — from Tierra Del Fuego to Rome to Coldfoot — will live their lives amid 12 hours of daylight, 12 of darkness on Sept. 22,...
#equinox #fall #uaf #fairbanks
Yesterday was fall #equinox - can't believe summer is over already! Hope you enjoy this abstract autumn tree...Can be purchased at https://peggy-collins.pixels.com/featured/1-autumn-tree-of-life-peggy-collins.html
The Druids have aligned their #megaliths for the #Equinox, now we hoist tankards in the taverns. https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/france/paris-megaliths/?s=mc #travel #prehistory
The Druids were up at dawn aligning their #megaliths. Now 'tis the time for feasting! https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/france/giverny-dolmen/?s=mc #Equinox #travel #prehistory
Arbitrary List of Popular Lights - Fall Equinox 2023 Edition
In honor of Fall Equinox, I've made an updated list of popular lights. Days are getting shorter and nights are getting longer - it might be time for a new flashlight.
Happy First Day of Fall!
🔶 Finding the first carrot sprout
🔶 Eating "Sunburst" variety popcorn (with dill pickle seasoning)
🔶 Realizing the compressional heating ahead of the cold front did not care about the equinox
🔶 Getting pumpkin custard (with brownie bits) as a fall-themed compromise
Today is the #Equinox, time to align your #megaliths! https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/japan/kofun/ishibutai.html?s=mb
Today is the #Equinox, time to align your #megaliths! https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/france/paris-megaliths/?s=mb
Autumn Equinox, my favourite holiday. May you find your balance between giving and receiving, between work and rest, between caring for others and caring for your self. May you find your balance in the dark, may you find it in the light, may you find it in the middle. 💚🐦⬛
Happy #Equinox to all life on Earth!
Autumn is here. And soon, rumor has it, rain. Real rain. Meaning we might just have an October where I don’t have to be hypervigilant about fire!
It is my sincere hope that #ClimateChange means that our rainy season will shift too and maybe even cancel the fall fire season. Hey, a girl can dream.
In the meantime, Lucy demands admiration. So admire her! 😁♥️
'Objects are concealed from our view, not so much because they are out of the course of our visual ray as because we do not bring our minds and eyes to bear on them; for there is no power to see in the eye itself, any more than in any other jelly.' https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1862/10/autumnal-tints/308702/ #autumnaltints #perception #equinox
Happy Equinox day! The terminator runs exactly over both poles today, and everywhere will get an equal amount of day-time and night-time.
This Azimuthal view of the Earth, as seen in my radio propagation map, distorts the reality so that the Earth can be seen as a whole thing on a 2D screen. The Earth is not a flat disc, despite what certain mis-guided individuals might try to convince you of.
Welcome #autumn! Raining here in #nyc for #fall equinox, so here is an image from a spring #equinox sunrise from Van Cortlandt Park.
Happy #Equinox to all who celebrate. Today, day and night are of approximately equal length. From now on, the days get shorter in the Northern hemisphere as #Persephone descends to the underworld and Demeter's sadness halts any plant growth until her daugher returns in Spring. Unless it is actually in winter that Persephone is with #Demeter. Both interpretations are compelling.
Grieving Demeter by Linda Sejic:
As it's Spring Equinox here in Australia, I think poetry is in order. Here's Spring, The Sweet Spring by Thomas Nashe, a contemporary of Shakespeare....
Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king,
Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,
Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!
The palm and may make country houses gay,
Lambs frisk and play, the shepherds pipe all day,
And we hear aye birds tune this merry lay:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!
The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet,
Young lovers meet, old wives a-sunning sit,
In every street these tunes our ears do greet:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to witta-woo!
Spring, the sweet spring!
NEW: This piece about northern lights activity, why there's more of it during the fall equinox and why there will be more this coming year. #dataViz #equinox #northernLights https://www.nbcnews.com/data-graphics/northern-lights-forecast-diagram-graphic-2024-rcna99053
Prepare to align your #megaliths for tomorrow's #Equinox https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/japan/kofun/ishibutai.html?s=mb
Croxdale Viaduct spanning the River Wear just south of Durham in North East England.
Autumn will be knocking at the door soon and this is a favourite spot of mine to visit to see the season's golden hues.
The viaduct carries the East Coast Mainline between London's Kings Cross and Edinburgh's Waverley Stations.
The location is also passed by the old Great North Road that also linked the two capitals, albeit at a much slower pace.
The weather is "summer". But it's almost equinox now. The sun rises much later and sets much earlier than in June or July. And it doesn't rise up as high into the sky at midday. So the angles are different.
We have summer things and summer habits for hot weather. A few days ago I set up the table under a tree and an umbrella for lunch, just as I would in summer. But the shade from the tree was wrong. I had to put the umbrella in different place so the shade would fall on the people eating.
Now that I've noticed it, I see it all the time. In the morning, the sun is much lower than it should be in "summer". In the evening, it sets in an "autumny" way, but it's hot like a summer evening.
The plants that need a many hours of sunshine are starting to shut down, because there's only a bit more than 12 hours of daylight left, even if those hours are very bright and hot.
I guess this must be more obvious closer to the poles? Anyone else feeling this way?
(I'm at 48° N. We have about 16 hours day and 8 hours night at summer solstice, and 8 hours day and 16 hours night at winter solstice here.)
For the avoidance of doubt, in the Northern Hemisphere, today is not the last day of summer 2023 and autumn does not arrive tomorrow. The first day of September is the start of 'meteorological autumn', which is just an invented term and convenient way to mark the change of seasons as one month ends and another begins. In reality, autumn arrives at the equinox, which is another three weeks away on 23 Sep 2023 at 07:50am.
My friends here in #Australia may not enjoy colder temperatures, but I love frosty mornings and colorful foliage reminiscent of my childhood in the U.S. mid-Atlantic.
My favorite local bird, the magpie, looks especially striking against russet leaves.
Today marks the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the Autumn Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. An equinox occurs twice a year, when the Sun sits directly over the Earth's equator. This means both hemispheres share the Sun's light equally at the equinox. #Equinox