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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
510 PM EDT MON SEP 22 2014

...AUTUMNAL EQUINOX OCCURS THIS EVENING...

THE AUTUMNAL EQUINOX OCCURS THIS MONDAY EVENING SEPTEMBER 22ND AT
1029 PM EDT IN THE FLORIDA KEYS. FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE
SITUATED RIGHT AT THE EQUATOR...ALMOST ON OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE
PLANET...THE SUN APPEARS TO BE DIRECTLY OVERHEAD AT THIS TIME...OF
COURSE IF WEATHER IS PERMITTING. THE NAME EQUINOX...COMES FROM THE
LATIN WORD AEQUUS...WHICH MEANS EQUAL...AND THE LATIN WORD
NOX...WHICH MEANS NIGHT. THIS PHENOMENON OCCURS TWICE A YEAR...AT
WHICH TIME THE LENGTH OF NIGHT AND DAY ARE APPROXIMATELY EQUAL.

HAPPY FALL!


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