Question by  Joshhughes (24)

What is the difference between an equinox and a solstice?


Answer by  drJ (841)

An equinox occurs in the spring and the fall, and is when the sun is closest to the equator. Day and night hours are roughly equal on these days. A solstice occurs in the summer and winter, when the sun is closest to the poles. On these days, the length of day and night hours are very unequal.


Answer by  Teenmom (298)

An equinox is when the day is equal in lenghth to the night, and a solstice is either the longest night or longest day of the year.


Answer by  John (9008)

Daytime is different amounts of time at different times of the year, as the Earth orbits the sun. An equinox is the day when day and night are of equal length. A solstice is the day when it is at either extreme--the shortest amount of daylight and the longest.


Answer by  tuppyqueen (311)

An equinox is a Chevy product and a Solstice is a Pontiac. First the Equinox is considered a Crossover vehicle, in between a car and a SUV and the Solstice is a considered a sports car

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