March Equinox Trivia and Answers

It's an astronomical event, it's day of festivity since antiquity and and international day. How much do you really know about it? Let's put your knowledge to the test ...

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Which Christian holiday is directly related to the observance of the March equinox?

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Answer: Easter
More information: Easter is traditionally celebrated on the Sunday after the first full moon that occurs on or after the March equinox.

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In what city was the International Day of Happiness formally launched in 2013?

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Answer: New York
More information: The International Day of Happiness was launched in 2013 by Ndaba Mandela, the late Nelson Mandela's grandson and Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, at the TedXTeen conference in New York City.

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In what city did the 2019 World Happiness Summit take place?

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Answer: Miami
More information: Since its inception in 2017, the World Happiness Summit has taken place annually in Miami, Florida.

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In which constellation does the sun appear to reside in during the March equinox?

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Answer: Pisces
More information: Currently, the sun appears to be within the constellation Pisces during the vernal equinox. However, due to shifts in the Earth's axis this changes every few thousand years, so in 2597 during the March equinox, it will instead appear to be part of Aquarius.

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Which country initiated the UN resolution which led to the establishment of the International Day of Happiness?

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Answer: Bhutan
More information: This resolution was put forth by the Kingdom of Bhutan, a landlocked country located in South Asia.

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There are two equinoxes annually, with one falling in March. In what month is the other?

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Answer: September
More information: The autumnal equinox occurs in September and marks the beginning of the Fall season (in the Northern Hemisphere).

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The Happiness Development Movement, which eventually led to the establishment of the International Day of Happiness, began in which year?

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Answer: 1972
More information: The Happiness Development Movement began in 1972 through a philosophy introduced by the king of Bhutan, the same country that initiated the resolution which led to the establishment of the International Day of Happiness.

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In which direction does the sun cross the equator during the March equinox?

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Answer: North
More information: The sun travels northward across the equator (from south to north) during the March equinox, while it does the opposite during its autumnal counterpart.

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What does the Latin word equinox translate to in English?

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Answer: "Equal night"
More information: Equinox translates into English as "equal night", which alludes to the fact that day and night hours are virtually the same length during these occasions.

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During an equinox, the sun is directly over which point of the Earth?

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Answer: Equator
More information: The sun passes directly over the Earth's equator during an equinox.



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