All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘equinox’

Time-Lapse Video Captures Northern Lights

Canadian photographer Richard Gottardo recently spent 7 hours in Southern Alberta, capturing the remarkable color changes displayed by the northern lights, or the aurora borealis, which were seen over the Rocky Mountains. The aurorae, from the Latin word for “sunrise,” and also the name of the Roman goddess of dawn, is a natural light display in the sky that can …

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The Equinox and Why Fall Starts Sunday

On Sunday, September 22, the earth’s Northern Hemisphere will move into fall and the Southern Hemisphere will move into spring. The celestial shift that prompts this transition is called an equinox, which happens biannually, around March 21 and September 21. While rotating on its polar axis every 24 hours, the earth sees night and day – as well as the …

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