"The Two Days of The Year When The Sun Rises Due East and Sets Due West"

Scheduled air date: 1999 Sep 13-19

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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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