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World Earth Day: April 22

Every year, the World Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. The first World Earth Day was celebrated in 1970. Background In 1969, the Peace Activist John McConnell proposed to celebrate World Earth Day to honour the earth. It was first proposed to be celebrated on March 21, 1970, which is the first day of ..




March Equinox

The Spring Equinox of 2020 falls on March 20th -marking the start of astronomical spring for the Northern Hemisphere. Equinox The term equinox is derived from Latin words ‘equi’ meaning equal and ‘nox’ meaning night. It is the day when the Earth is neither tilted away or towards the Sun. This implies that the duration ..


Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice is the longest day (and shortest night) of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It is observed on June 21. What does it mean? The solstice occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer or 23.5 N latitude. Since earth s axis is tilted at an angle of 23.5 deg, ..