There are two equinoxes every year – in March and September – when the Sun shines directly on the equator and the length of night and day are nearly equal, but not quite. On the equinox, night and day are nearly exactly the same length – 12 hours – all over the world. This is the reason it’s called an “equinox”, derived from Latin, meaning “equal night”. However, in reality equinoxes don’t have exactly 12 hours of daylight.
The March equinox has long been celebrated as a time of rebirth in the Northern Hemisphere. Many cultures celebrate spring festivals and holidays around the March equinox, like Easter and Passover.
Equinoxes and solstices are opposite on either side of the equator, and the March equinox is also known as the “spring (vernal) equinox” in the northern hemisphere and as the “autumnal (fall) equinox” in the southern hemisphere.
This year, on the day of the March Equinox, the earth will experience a Total Solar Eclipse!!
As seen from the Earth, a Total Solar Eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon.
Sorry, unfortunately this eclipse is not visible in Kailua-Kona.
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