Definition of vernal equinox in English:

vernal equinox

noun

Astronomy
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    another term for spring equinox
    • ‘Currently, at the vernal equinox, the Sun is in the sign of Pisces, so this is the Age of Pisces.’
    • ‘The performances begin with a Native American Equinox Celebration, which, indeed, takes place today, the vernal equinox.’
    • ‘However, the signs of the zodiac are and always have been counted in 30 degree segments from the vernal equinox point.’
    • ‘It occurs on the first Sunday after the first full moon that occurs on or after the vernal equinox.’
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      another term for First Point of aries (see aries)
      • ‘The tides are especially high right now, as we get closer to Samhain and the vernal equinox.’
      • ‘According to the website, Easter falls on the first Sunday following the first ecclesiastical full moon that occurs on or after the day of the vernal equinox.’