March Equinox in Denmark ― Date, History, and Details

March Equinox in Denmark

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History of March Equinox in Denmark and How to Celebrate/ Observe It

The March Equinox occurs in Denmark when the sun is directly over the equator and day and night are of equal length. This happens on March 20th or 21st each year. Around the equinox, the days get longer and the nights get shorter as the sun moves northward in the sky. The word “equinox” comes from the Latin for “equal night.”

On the equinox, the sun rises due east and sets due west. If you were to stand at the North Pole, the sun would appear to circle around you, rising and setting once every 24 hours. At the equator, the sun would pass directly overhead twice a day.

In Denmark, the days are already getting longer before the equinox. By the time the equinox arrives, the days are about 12 hours long. After the equinox, the days get even longer, reaching about 15 hours by the summer solstice in June.