Twice per year the Sun rises on the North Pole and South Pole of Planet Earth at approximately the same time of day. When this happens it is said to be the equinox, and it means that a change of season is at hand. Actually, the first day of autumn on the North Pole means the Sun has been above the horizon for the past six months. When it finally dips below the horizon at noon, it will not be seen again until the next equinox. On the south end of the planet, meanwhile, spring has arrived ushering in six months of constant daylight.
Of course, twenty-four hour days and twenty-four hour nights are unique to the polar regions. The rest of the planet experiences something in between. The equinox means day and night are divided evenly across the globe. Our annual circle around the Sun has reached a quarter pole. The sloping axis upon which we spin is simultaneously illuminated from end to end. The first glimpse of morning sunlight will be due east. Twelve hours later, the sun will set directly to the west. For those living on the Earth’s equator, the Sun will pass directly overhead at noon.
Celestial occurrences beyond our control, but not beyond understanding… Predictable patterns in nature that have stimulated great minds for centuries and provided a means to the progress of mankind. Where I come from, winter is on the way, and darkness will begin to consume the day. It’s a time of reflection, a season for preparedness and a moment to envision what’s to come, knowing with full confidence that a new day will dawn and summer will make its triumphant return right on time. ——————————- color your world with CrayCray by inSehnDesigns