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StarGazer
Each week most PBS stations air Star Gazer with Jack Horkheimer, the world's first and only weekly TV series on naked-eye astronomy. The images on this page illustrate the show for the week of Monday, September 11, 2000.

This Year's Autumnal Equinox and The Unusual Effect It Will Have On Drivers

The Autumnal Equinox is defined as the day when the sun crosses the Celestial Equator. The intersection point is in Virgo and is crossed on September 21 or 22 of each year.

The sun rises due east on the equinox…

…And sets due west 12 hours later.


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