Factoid Friday: Equinox and the cosmos…what do they have in common?
In astronomy, “equinox” is the cosmic event when the sun crosses the plane of the Earth's equator, meaning days and nights are approximately equal in length. The autumnal equinox will occur tomorrow, on September 22, and is one of two days in the year when day and night hours are almost equal to one another; when the sun is directly over the Earth's equator (the other being the vernal—or spring—equinox).
Equinox Center founders chose our name because it represents the organization’s desire to help the region find a more balanced approach to our region’s growth. Especially during this election season when emotions and rhetoric are running high and polarization seems to be a tactic too often used by candidates and special interests, Equinox Center strives to provide solutions that equally value the San Diego region’s environment and economy.
The significance of tomorrow’s autumnal equinox serves to remind us that our mission—to ensure a healthy environment, vibrant communities and a strong economy for the San Diego region—is in its essence the pursuit of a more perfect balance.
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