meaning of autumnal equinox

autumnal equinox meaning in General Dictionary

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  • (astronomy) the equinoctial point that is based on the constellation of Virgo

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All that is certainly known about the antiquity of the sieu is that they were well established in the 3rd century B.C. Their initial point at the autumnal equinox marked by Kio (Spica Virginis) suits a still later date; and there is no valid evidence that the modern series resulted from the rectification of an older superannuated arrangement, analogous to the Krittika sequence of nakshatras.

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