March Equinox in Madagascar ― Date, History, and Details

March Equinox in Madagascar

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

The March equinox occurs when the sun crosses the celestial equator from south to north. This happens on or around March 20th in Madagascar. From the equator, the sun moves northward until it reaches the Tropic of Cancer on June 21st (the summer solstice). It then begins moving southward again, reaching the equator on September 23rd (the autumnal equinox). Finally, on December 21st, the sun reaches the Tropic of Capricorn and begins moving northward once more.

In the Southern Hemisphere, the March equinox marks the beginning of autumn. In the Northern Hemisphere, it marks the beginning of spring. The word “equinox” comes from the Latin for “equal night” because at the equator, the night and day are of equal length.

At the equator, the sun rises directly in the east and sets directly in the west. As you move away from the equator, the sun appears to rise and set at increasingly oblique angles. On the March equinox, the sun rises due east and sets due west regardless of latitude.

The March equinox is also known as the vernal equinox or the spring equinox.