"The Autumnal Equinox: A Week Of Due East Sunrises and Due West Sunsets"

Scheduled air date: 1998 Sep 14-20

The Sun crosses the Celestial Equator on the morning of September 23rd, marking the beginning of Fall (Spring in the Southern Hemisphere).

On that day, the Sun rises exactly due East...

...and sets exactly due West.


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