What does the Earth look like when day and night meet? Space agency released the picture, see the rare sight
It is always fascinating to see the Earth from space. But have you ever seen the sight of the Earth at the meeting of day and night? The European Space Agency (ESA) has shared a photo on social media site X, in which you can see this rare sight. It has been captured at the time when day and night meet and winter is arriving. While sharing the photo, the space agency wrote, winter is coming. Day and night seem to be divided in half.
According to the space agency, this picture is from the time when the Sun is crossing the astronomical equator and autumn is arriving in the Northern Hemisphere. The bright Sun crossed the celestial equator at 07:50 BST to 08:50 CEST. This is a sign of coming cold. This picture was recorded from the Meteosat satellite (EUMETSAT) at 9 am on September 23. The picture is so adorable that it has been viewed more than 1.75 lakh times in just two days. Thousands of people have also commented.
autumn begins in the northern hemisphere
According to Space.com, it is clear from the picture that autumn started in the Northern Hemisphere and spring started arriving in the Southern Hemisphere. With this the Sun is migrating towards the south. At this time, the northern and southern hemispheres of the planet receive equal amount of sunlight. But gradually the brightness of the sun increases in the southern hemisphere.
Were seen searching for their respective countries
The picture is so clear that people were seen searching for their respective countries in it. Some people called it ‘equinox’. Actually, the word ‘equinox’ is taken from Sanskrit and its literal meaning is equalization of day and night. However, there are many other factors that affect the length of day and night in a region. The solstices are the longest and shortest days of the year, while the equinoxes are when the days and nights are equally long. Be it Sankranti or Equinox, there will be a celebration somewhere.
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