They approximated to the truth in reference to the solar year, by observing the equinoxes and solstices, and the heliacal rising of particular stars.
About the equinoxes they are liable to be extraordinarily high.
That is to say, the precession of the equinoxes is seen to be dependent on, and caused by, a slow conical movement of the earth's axis.
The cause of the nodding is completely accounted for by the theory of gravitation, just as the precession of the equinoxes was.
He says that at that place the sun is vertical forty-five days before the summer solstice, he also informs us of the proportion of shadow thrown by the gnomon both at the equinoxes and solstices.
For it is nothing else than ignorance to suppose that the autumnal equinox is not equally distant from the tropics with the vernal; since in both equinoxes the sun rises at the same point, and performs a similar revolution.
It was important to fix the equinoxes and solstices, and astronomical knowledge was a part of the priestly office.
The equinoxesand solstices," says Higgins, "equally marked the births and deaths of John and Jesus.
The precession of the equinoxes produced a new avatar; a new sign arose in the heavens; and a new saviour was born to save mankind.
Would the precession of the equinoxes be also unaffected?
Initiations, the Equinoxes were connected with ancient, 404-l.
The grand periods for initiation into the Druidical Mysteries, were quarterly; at the equinoxes and solstices.
Equinoxes the gates through which souls passed to and fro, 413-l.
In Egypt, the book of Astrology was borne reverentially in the religious processions; in which the few sacred animals were also carried, as emblems of the equinoxes and solstices.
At the equinoxes were celebrated the greater and lesser Mysteries of Ceres.
The equinoxes were the gates through which souls passed to and fro, between the hemisphere of light and that or darkness.
Later observation included the movements of the sun; it is only among advanced peoples that festivals are connected with equinoxesand solstices.
Owing to the precession of the equinoxes the sign Aries no longer corresponds with the constellation Aries, which it did 2000 years ago.
Neither could the precession of the equinoxes have been of itself a principal cause, for here also the limit of time negatives the supposition.
The discovery of the precession of the equinoxes is generally attributed to Hipparchus.
For a short time before and after the equinoxes of Saturn, the rings become invisible, owing to the earth and sun being on opposite sides of them, as may be seen in fig.
At the two equinoxes the whole globe would enjoy equal day and night, all our present tropics and part of the sub-tropical zone having the sun at noon so near to the zenith as to have the essential of a tropical climate.
The epoch at which the major axis was perpendicular to the line of equinoxes fell in the year 1250 A.
Laplace found that the major (or longer) axis of the earth's orbit coincided with the line of Equinoxes in the year 4107 B.
He found the amount of the apparent motion of the stars due to the precession of the equinoxes (of which he was the discoverer) to be 59" per annum.
Our statement is not based on any irrelevant data as to equinoxes or bluebirds or bock-beer signs, but is derived from the deepest authority we know anything about, our subconscious self.
And now that daylight saving is to go into effect, equinoxes won't be necessary any more.
As to the cause of the pulsations, they cannot have been due to the precession of the equinoxes nor apparently to any allied astronomical cause, for the time intervals are too short and too irregular.
In spite of these objections, there can be little question that the eccentricity of the earth's orbit and the precession of the equinoxes with the resulting change in the season of perihelion must have some climatic effect.
Half-way between the equinoxes they are open again as far as they ever are to our view.
The word equinox is derived from equus (equal) and nox (night), and when the sun is at the equinoxes the days and nights are of equal length.
The result of this is that at the time of Saturn’s equinoxes the edge of the rings is turned toward us, and they practically disappear.
The times of his equinoxes occur every fourteen and eight-tenths years, and he is then alternately in Leo and Aquarius and is least bright.
This enabled him to ascertain the motion of the equinoxial points, and his value of the constant of precession of the equinoxes is exceedingly accurate for a first determination.
Even the tides and precession of the equinoxes and Bradley's nutation were accounted for and explained.
The equinoxes are marked by storms of unusual severity, and the influence of the sudden falls of rain is so great that some eminent men believe them to be nearly the sole factor in the formation of these storms.
In the question of the equinoxes of other planets, their recurrence is of sufficient frequency to allow the weather-crank full play for his imagination.
If the planetary equinoxes produce violent earthquakes, why are they so partial to North America as never in our whole history to have given us a very serious shaking up?
But as a matter of fact, storms on the earth are most numerous and violent at the time of the autumnal equinox--September and October--when no such departure from the average of equinoxes of the other planets appears.
Observing that the most violent hurricanes occur near the equinoctial period, they argue that the equinoxes of the planets ought to also disturb the earth.
A careful examination of the equinoxes of the inner planets for a period of fifteen years shows that the number occurring in the month of April was 22 per cent.
Strictly speaking, theequinoxes and solstices are each simply an instant of time.
So then in the time of the Argonautic Expedition, the Cardinal points of the Equinoxes and Solstices were in the middles of the Constellations of Aries, Cancer, Chelæ, and Capricorn.
What is the circle with the seasons at the equinoxes and solstices marked upon it?
You see also, why the seasons, at the equinoxes and solstices, should have been marked upon the circle at p.
The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "equinoxes" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.