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What is the equilux?

When day and night are equal!

MACON, Ga. — The equilux, similar to the equinox, is typically a few days before the Spring Equinox. The equilux is when the sunrise and the sunset are at the same time twelve hours apart.

This year the equilux will take place on March 17th. The sun rises at 7:43 a.m. and sets at 7:43 p.m. 

Earth rotates on a tilted axis of 23.5 degrees. Therefore, some spots see more sunlight than others at different times. If the globe was not tilted, we would not have seasons. 

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When our planet tilts towards the big star, it is known as the summer solstice. 

When the planet tilts away from the big star, it is known as the sinter solstice. 

Twice a year, Earth's axis is parallel to the sun, allowing for even distribution of sunlight for the entire Earth. Fall and spring are transitional periods between summer and winter because the globe isn't as tilted compared. 

Seasons in the southern hemisphere are opposite because of the tilt.

We will see twelve hours of the day and twelve hours of the night. As we kick off spring, we will see more sunlight per day warming us up by summer. 

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