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In Video: Day and night are in balance at the time of the equinox

Tuesday is the first day of spring and it’s marked by the Vernal Equinox which sees the Sun cross the equator.

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An equinox is either of the two occasions, six months apart, when day and night are of equal length (Neil Squires/PA)

An equinox is either of the two occasions, six months apart, when day and night are of equal length (Neil Squires/PA)

An equinox is either of the two occasions, six months apart, when day and night are of equal length (Neil Squires/PA)

The spring, or vernal equinox, marks the first day of spring, which this year is March 20.

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