What Is An Equinox?

what is an equinox

Quick Navigation Understanding The EquinoxHow did earth get a tilted axis?Equinox Celebrations Around The WorldReferences ​An equinox is a seasonal event that occurs when the earth’s tilt is at zero which means the north pole is not pointing towards or away from the sun.Understanding The EquinoxThe equinox occurs twice a year. Spring: March 21 This … Read more

Understanding Time Zones

understanding time zones

Quick Navigation Why are time zones necessary?How Time Zones Were DevelopedFun Facts About Time Zones!References ​“What Time Is It…Where?” Many of us take the privilege of knowing the correct time for granted.The numerous calculations that go into having time pinpointed to where the earth is in relation to the sun as well as seasonal changes boggles … Read more

What is a “Solstice?”

​When the sun is at its furthest point away north or south from the equator, these points are known as either a summer solstice or winter solstice. These points (solstices) are also known as the first day of winter or summer and are also known as the longest or shortest days of the year.The Relation … Read more

GMT: Greenwich Mean Time

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is a means of telling time based on the sun crossing the Prime Meridian which is located at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England. GMT is the average time it takes the earth to rotate from noon to noon again. Although GMT tracks time based on the passage of the sun … Read more

UTC: Coordinated Universal Time

Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) is the standard 24-hour measurement of time used worldwide. This measurement of time is used to centrally regulate and set our clocks to. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) was officially replaced with Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) in 1972 as the universal standard of time. Astronomers over the past hundreds of years have … Read more