Today, 22nd of September

Is equinox!
For us who will be at the Equator at noon, the Sun will appear directly overhead. But, generally, although today is when it is on the Equator, the Sun will appear directly overhead for the whole of East Africa for the next two days.
How can this be of help?
Being Equinox, the Sun rises at the exact due East and sets at the Exact due West! So today is the day you can mark a permanent landmark that you can use to tell where the exact due East or West is, perhaps from your home or place of work, bila kubahatisha!

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Hapana tambua equinox…quadrijointnox pekee!

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leo ndio watu watapigwa equinox kwa wingi

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[SIZE=5]Sun over Earth’s equator at equinox[/SIZE]
By Bruce McClure in TONIGHT | 20 hours ago
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The 2016 autumnal equinox for the Northern Hemisphere (spring equinox for the Southern Hemisphere) will take place on Thursday, September 22, at 14:21 UTC. At this special moment – the instant of the September equinox – the midday sun is at zenith, or straight overhead, as seen from Earth’s equator. That’s the meaning of equinox. The September equinox sun crosses the sky’s equator, going from north to south.

Who will see the sun overhead at the moment of this year’s equinox? If you were on the sun on September 22 at 14:21 UTC, you’d see the hemisphere of Earth shown in the simulated image below. Looks like you’d have to be on a ship in the Atlantic Ocean, just to the east of Brazil, to see the sun directly exactly directly overhead at noon on this equinox, at the exact moment of the equinox.

But no matter. Everyone along Earth’s equator on the day of the equinox – and for a day or two before and after it – will experience that noonday sun more or less overhead.

http://en.es-static.us/upl/2016/09/equinox-september-2016.jpg
Simulated image of Earth (without clouds) at the instant of the September equinox (2016 September 22, 2016, at 14:21 Universal Time). Image credit: Earth and Moon Viewer

Although the equinox happens at the same instant for everyone worldwide, the clock time for the equinox varies by time zone. In the U.S., the local clock time for the September 22 equinox will be 10:21 a.m. EDT, 9:21 a.m. CDT, 8:21 a.m. MDT and 7:21 a.m. PDT.

On the day of the equinox, the sun rises due east and sets due west all over the world, with everyone worldwide receiving approximatelyequal portions of day and night.

When October comes rolling around that’ll change dramatically. By then, the sun will rise noticeably south of due east and will set noticeably south of due west. That’ll mean shorter days and longer nights for the Northern Hemisphere, and longer days and shorter nights in the Southern Hemisphere.

After the equinox, the sun (and migrating birds) will continue to travel southward to the southern climes. Arctic sea ice will begin to freeze; Antarctic ice will start melting. The great wheel of the seasons will continue to turn.

How to celebrate? Try to watch as the sun rises due east and sets due west on the day of the equinox. If you do that from your backyard, or deck, or a local park – somewhere that you have familiar landmarks – you’ll gain a handy tool for astronomy: that is, the tool of knowing the direction due east.

http://en.es-static.us/upl/2016/09/september-2016-equinox.jpg
Day and night sides of Earth at the instant of the September equinox (2016 September 22 at 14:21 Universal Time).

Bottom line: Around the equinox, the sun is overhead at noon for people at Earth’s equator

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I remember aviator telling us back in March that it was so chilly coz of equinox. I then asked her whether it will equally chilly in September and she answered me vaguely about summer solstice or something to that effect. Where art thou @aviator?

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It was very chilly yesterday but today not so bad

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the equinox affects communication sats which are over the equator, sats lose signal for a short time
dont touch your dish or call customer care

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Hii yote ni porojo tu. Sisi hapa Across The Creek twaendelea kuvumilia joto isiyo kifani… Hii mambo mnasema hapana tambuarrr huku

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Alikua mjuaji sana always seeking an upper hand in every argument even when then is overwhelming evidence against her claims.

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What happens if you call customer care?

[SIZE=3]Your ears will be fried [/SIZE]
Hehehe, @Luther12 njoo ujibu hii

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They are very moody during equinox.

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Of great significance to ASAS patients.

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What would customer care do?

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expound

Acute Satellite Addiction Syndrome.

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Usidhubutu! Ama Utapigwa equator!

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try calling @old monk old monkey uone

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