On the spring equinox, in what part of the sky and what time of day does the full moon rise?

March 20th is the Spring Equinox for the northern hemisphere, the time of year when the sun is at zero degrees longitude and latitude on the ecliptic, and the hours of daylight and dark-of-night are of equal length.

On the equinoxes, the sun and moon pass each other in the sky at the intersection of the ecliptic with the celestial equator as they rise and set. (The ecliptic is the path followed by the planets against the backdrop of the constellations. The celestial equator is the projection of the Earth's equator onto the sky, an invisible line enabling us to determine whether a heavenly body hovers over our northern hemisphere or our southern hemisphere. These two invisible lines intersect at the equinoxes.)


  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 170

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Language Arts

    "The Sky Is Low, the Clouds Are Mean This is the poem: The sky is low, the clouds are mean, A traveling flake of snow Across a barn or through a rut Debates if it will go. A narrow wind complains all day How some one treated him;

    asked by Callie on January 26, 2015
  2. English

    What sort of day does Emily Dickinson describe in "The Sky Is Low, the Clouds Are Mean"? A. an unpleasantly hot summer day B. a cold and nasty winter day C. a beautiful but sad autumn day D. a day of fresh spring rain

    asked by Anonymous on February 12, 2019
  3. Science

    1. The ________ is a great imaginary circle, or reference line, around Earth that is equally distant from the two poles and divides Earth into the northern and southern hemispheres. A. equinox B. equator C. tilt***** 2. A(n)

    asked by U DONT KNOW ME on January 15, 2019

    Please help with question below What sort of day does Emily Dickinson describe in "the Sky Is Low, the Clouds Are Mean"? an uplesantly hot summer day a cold and nasty winter day a beautiful but sad autumn day a day fo fresh spring

    asked by BUBBLES on January 27, 2015
  5. Pre-Calculus

    At 34 degrees north latitude, the longest day of the year has 14.273 hours of daylight, and the shortest day 9.726 hours. If the equinox falls on march 21(day 80), model the hours of the daylight by day?

    asked by Jessica on April 28, 2015
  6. Science

    If Earth's axis had no tilt, we'd only have spring and fall for seasons, right? But which hemisphere would get the vernal equinox and which would get the autumnal?

    asked by Angie on April 29, 2009
  7. Astronomy

    On the Vernal Equinox, you see the Moon in the Waxing Gibbous Phase at an angle of 45 degrees above the eastern horizon. What is the approximate local time? On the Autumnal Equinox, you see the Moon in the Waning Crescent Phase at

    asked by Jamie on December 17, 2011
  8. Physics

    A spring is 16.2 cm long when it is lying on a table. One end is then attached to a hook and the other end is pulled by a force that increases to 28.0 N , causing the spring to stretch to a length of 19.0 cm . Part A What is the

    asked by Jess on November 24, 2017
  9. physics

    Question Part Points Submissions Used 1 –/2.35 0/100 Total –/2.35 ... Janet wants to find the spring constant of a given spring, so she hangs the spring vertically and attaches a 0.53 kg mass to the spring's other end. If the

    asked by hannah on March 25, 2015
  10. Readin poetry

    A slash of blue, a sweep of gray, some scarlet patches on the way, compose an evening sky A little purple -slipped between-some ruby trousers hurried on a wave of gold a bank of day this just makes out the morning sky Question,

    asked by John` on December 6, 2010

More Similar Questions