A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Don Seltzer
Date: 2017 Sep 24, 10:27 -0400
I am posting this message a few hours late but never mind.......... .
Several hours ago the sun's dec was 0° 0'. Now it is about 5' south. Down here in 41S 175 E it is an exciting day. First, as I have mentioned, it is the spring equinox. Secondly, in the early hours of tomorrow morning daylight saving time starts. Thirdly today is election day.
It must be "couples day" because as we walked hand in hand to the polling booth we noticed large numbers of other couples doing the same thing. The sun is behind cloud so sights are not possible but the temperature is increasing and I am considering changing into short sleeve shirts. I am part way through mowing the lawns.
Did the ancients celebrate the equinox or was it just the solstice?