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Equinox at Chichen Itza

8 February 2011 2 Comments

Here is a Video that explains the equinox at Chichen Itza. The definition of equinox is below for those of you who do not know the term:

An equinox occurs twice a year, when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun, the center of the Sun being in the same plane as the Earth’s equator. The term equinox can also be used in a broader sense, meaning the date when such a passage happens. The name “equinox” is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because around the equinox, the night and day are approximately equally long. It may be more precisely understood to mean that latitudes +L and -L north and south of the Equator experience nights of equal length. Source Wikipedia.

Audio in Spanish subtitled in English. Produced by Jose Antonio Ariztegui (tariztegui@hotmail.com).

See also:

Belize 2012

2012 Maya Calendar

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