The Association of Friends of Astronomy (Goa) has organised a session in Margao, wherein the public will be able to observe the vernal equinox which will occur on March 21, 2023.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the March Equinox (March 21) is also called the vernal equinox, when the sun crosses the celestial equator going north. It marks the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern hemisphere.
This natural spectacle can be observed at sunset in a breath-taking sight in the Holy Spirit Church, Margao, when the setting sun renders a spotlight directly on the image of the Holy Spirit on the main altar via a round oculus on the front façade.
Simultaneously, the statues of the Jesus and Mary on the side altars are also lit through light from small windows on the front façade.
WHERE: Holy Spirit Church, Margao
WHEN: March 21, 2023
TIMINGS: 5.30 pm
ENTRY FEE: Nil
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