vernal equinox definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- The point at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator, the sun having a northerly motion.
- The moment at which the sun passes through the vernal equinox, about March 21, marking the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
vernal equinox - Science Definition
See under equinox.