- equinoctial rains,
- equinoctial storm,
- equinoctial year,
Origin of equinox
Examples from the Web for equinox
For a while yoga and pilates classes were sought out at luxury gyms like Equinox.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Luxury fitness giant Equinox, which acquired SoulCycle in 2011, runs on the same model.SoulCycle Is a Booming Exercise Chain for the 1 Percent|Filipa Ioannou|July 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He'll describe a bank of stationary cyclists in the window of a New York Sports Club, then the same again in an Equinox.
This variety of opinions proceeded from the precession of the Equinox, then not known to the Greeks.The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended|Isaac Newton
The year has now advanced eighteen days beyond the equinox, and still there is very little remission of the cold.Life Of Johnson, Volume 4 (of 6)|Boswell
His great festivals were the winter solstice and the Spring equinox (Christmas and Easter).Pagan & Christian Creeds|Edward Carpenter
There is an autumn and a spring equinox festival when days and nights are equal.Lafcadio Hearn|Nina H. Kennard
Later, the shrilling wind from the east surrendered to the booming of the equinox.Plashers Mead|Compton Mackenzie
Word Origin for equinox
late 14c., from Old French equinoce (12c.) or directly from Medieval Latin equinoxium "equality of night (and day)," from Latin aequinoctium "the equinoxes," from aequus "equal" (see equal (adj.)) + nox (genitive noctis) "night" (see night). The Old English translation was efnniht. Related: Equinoctial.
The twice yearly times when the lengths of day and night are equal. At equinox, the sun is directly over the Earth's equator. The vernal equinox occurs about March 22 and the autumnal equinox about September 21.