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# How many times each year do you have days in which the day and night are of equal duration and what are the names of each of these days?

Updated: 8/10/2023

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Two days, the Equinoxes. Equinox is derived from the latin words for "equal" and "night", and there are two of them a year, the Autumnal Equinox and the Vernal Equinox.

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equiNOx

or equiNOxes?

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Q: How many times each year do you have days in which the day and night are of equal duration and what are the names of each of these days?
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