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24 Sun Rule: 8 Things You Might Not Know About the Autumn Equinox

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  • Release on:2019-09-23
 24 Sun Rule: 8 Things You Might Not Know About the Autumn Equinox

   The autumnal equinox is found in the middle of autumn, dividing the autumn into two equal parts. After that day, the position of direct sunlight shifts south, making the days shorter and the nights longer in the northern hemisphere. The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar contexts. The autumnal equinox, (Chinese: 秋分), the 16th solar term of the year, begins on September 23rd of this year and ends on October 7th.


   In southern China, a prevalent practice known as "being" Qiucai (Autumn vegetable) on the autumnal equinox. Qiucai There is a type of wild nectar. Every day of the autumn equinox, all the villagers go to collect Qiucai In the forest. Qiucai The field is green, thin and about 20 cm long. Qiucai It is withdrawn and turned into soup with fish, which is called "Qiutang"(Autumn Soup). There is a poem about the soup:" Drink a soup to cleanse the liver and intestines, so the whole family will be safe and sound. "

   The autumnal equinox is the time to smell the scent of osmanthus. Right now, it's hot during the day and it's cold at night in the south of China, so people have to wear a layer when it's hot and get dressed when it's cold. Name of the period "Guihuashedag"In Chinese, which means" Osmanto ".


   On the autumnal equinox, thousands of people around the world are finally trying to spawn. This Chinese custom has become a game of the world.

According to experts, at the spring equinox and at the autumn equinox, both day and night are equal in the southern and northern hemispheres. The Earth's axis, with an inclination of 66.5 degrees, is in relative power balance with the Earth's orbit around the Sun. So it is a very favorable moment for standing eggs at the end.

But some also say that time has nothing to do with raising eggs. The most important thing is to move the center of gravity of the egg to the lower part of the egg. In this way, the trick is keeping the eggs until the yolk is immersed as much as possible. For this reason, it is best to choose an egg that has about 4 or 5 days, with the yolk willing to sink to the bottom.