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104. What is the Autumnal Equinox?: The First Day of Autumn (or Spring) Explained!! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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104. What is the Autumnal Equinox?: The First Day of Autumn (or Spring) Explained!! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

23 September 2021

On Wednesday the 22nd of September the entire world will experience an equal amount of daylight and darkness. This is known as an equinox, and is celebrated by millions of people from different societies and cultures all around the world. This episode of Thinking in English will look at some of the scientific and cultural significance of the equinox, while introducing some interesting vocabulary! TRANSCRIPT - You might also be interested in... 14. What is Halloween? 17. Bonfire Night: A Unique British Festival With An Explosive History! 60. St Patrick’s Day: Explained! (English Vocabulary Lesson) CONTACT ME!! INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast ( Blog - Gmail - Vocabulary List Hemisphere (n) - one of two halves of the earth, especially above or below the equator I live in the northern hemisphere, but my brother lives in the southern hemisphere! Astronomical (adj) - connected with astronomy which is the scientific study of the universe and of objects that exist in space like moons and stars His house was full of strange astronomical instruments to measure the movements of planets Harvest (n) - the time of year when crops are cut and collected from the fields; or the activity of cutting and collecting crops; or the crops that are cut and collected Farmers has a good harvest this year Tilt (n) - a sloping position or uneven position My house is built on a tilt Axis (n) - a real or imaginary straight line going through the centre of a object that is spinning The earth revolves around the axis that joins the North and South Poles Glimpse (n) - an occasion when you see something or someone for a very short time I caught a glimpse of the person who stole my car, but I can’t remember his face To persevere (v) - to try to do or continue something in a determined way The team persevered and managed to win the important game --- Support this podcast:


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