the celestial equator heading south at 14:49 Universal Time.
An equinox (equal night), this astronomical event marks the
first day of autumn in the northern hemisphere and spring in the south.
With the Sun on the celestial equator, Earth
dwellers will experience
12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness.
To celebrate, consider
careful record of the Sun's yearly journey
through southern Austrian skies.
scene is composed of images made at the same time each day,
capturing the Sun's position on dates from
29, 2011 through September 9, 2012,.
The multiple suns trace an intersecting curve
In fact, the past year's two equinox dates correspond to the middle
(not the intersection point)
The summer and winter solstices are at the top and bottom.
Of course, many would also consider it a good idea
to travel along the mountain road toward the left,
passing the vineyards along the way to reach the nearby town of
and toast the equinox with a glass of wine.
Near the roadside bench is a
traditionally used in this wine-growing region to keep the birds away.