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How cow horns and manure can make wine taste better
Every fall around the equinox, Sinor-LaVallee Wines’ Mike Sinor fills a cow horn with manure — he usually uses the more colloquial term — and buries it in a corner of his vineyard in Avila Valley. The following spring, at the vernal equinox, he digs it up, stirs the aromatic filling in water precisely for an hour and sprays it on the vineyard.
Chuseok, celebration of bountiful harvest
Ssiruem is a Korean traditional sport mainly played during Chuseok. Pulling on the opponent's "satba" and throwing them to the ground so that their upper body touches the ground is the ultimate goal of this game. The winner is called "Cheonha Jangsa" and is rewarded with a bull and 1 kg of rice. (Courtesy Photo Ministry of Culture and Tourism)
St. Croix Galleries | ArtReach St. Croix
As we approach the Autumnal Equinox, the ArtReach galleries will feature artwork that show balance and symmetry (monoprints by Beth Dorsey), a rebirth of materials and a connection to nature (fiber sculptures by Barbara Riegel Bend), and the seasonal cycle of natures (vestments by Michaela Mahady).
The tomb on the Conor Pass on Kerry's Dingle Peninsula: As the sun sets directly into a 'V' shaped valley in the distant Brandon mountain range, a shaft of light enters the wedge tomb, illuminating the chamber and the rock art at the head of the tomb. The event can be witnessed at sunset for a number of days either side of the equinox.
The Majestic 'Chicagohenge' Phenomenon Is Back, & You Can See It Tonight - The Chicagoist
The Chicagohenge phenomenon hits twice a year, first in March, then again with the arrival of the autumnal equinox. It's been visible since Sept. 20 and will be so until around Sept. 30, estimates Geza Gyuk, an Adler Planetarium astronomer. (Photo: Jessica Mlinaric)
Austin College celebrates autumnal equinox
Austin College Professor of Physics David Baker explains the science and history behind the autumnal equinox before a group of students and staff at the college's IDEA Center on Friday. The group gathered to watch as the sun's light passed through a specially-designed hole in the building to land on the north-south meridian. (Drew Smith / Herald Democrat)
Festive traditions mark Autumn Equinox
Apart from eating tangyuan (sweet rice dumplings), farmers also prepare dumplings for sparrows. They usually skewer 20-30 tangyuan with fine bamboo stick and put them at the edge of the field. The beaks of the sparrows are glued and they are thus unable to eat the crops.
City schoolkids recreate 2,300-year-old experiment - Times of India
Armed with a simple formula derived during the 3rd century BC, 30 students set about determining the angle of a shadow cast at noon by a 10cm stick. The experiment can be conducted on any day of the year, but mathematicians prefer doing it on one of the four days of the year when the position of the sun is exactly known. Eratosthenes conducted the experiment on a summer solstice, while the city students chose the autumnal equinox.