Word of the Day Wednesday: “Equinox”


By Molly Cox

Today’s Word: Equinox

Happy autumnal equinox! Today marks the first day of fall (also called autumn). The equinox happens twice a year, when the sun crosses the equator so that the day and night are approximately the same length all over the world (plus or minus a couple of minutes). The word equinox comes from the Latin word for equal and nox (the Latin word for night). The opposite of equinox is solstice (the summer solstice is the longest day of the year, and the winter solstice is the shortest of the year).

In celebration of fall, Nikita and the Student Services team bought apples for the students – we hope you had one and celebrated with us!

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