Vernal Equinox

The Vernal Equinox is the point at which, on Earth, the sun crosses the equator and in the sky crosses the celestial equator which lies in the constellation Pisces. This occurs on or about March 21st in the Northern Hemisphere and on our about September 23rd in the Southern Hemisphere.

The spring or Vernal equinox is a time period when the day and night are said to be equal. It is often celebrated as a holiday by Witches and Pagans of many traditions. It is given many names including OstaraEostre, and Alban Eilir.

In astrology and navigation, the vernal equinox, also called The First Point of Aries, is a point in the sky that currently lies within the constellation Pisces.

Upcoming Vernal Equinox Dates and Times

Northern Hemisphere

Friday, March 20th, 2020 at 3:49am UTC

March 20th, 2021 at 9:37am UTC

Southern Hemisphere

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 11:30 UTC

September 22, 2021 at 7:21pm UTC

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