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Google celebrates spring equinox with a special 'bloomed earth' doodle

"The term comes from the Latin equi, meaning equal, and nox, meaning night. The earth has seasons because the planet is tilted on its axis, which results in each hemisphere receiving more direct light at opposite times of the year. But on the equinox, the earth's axis is perpendicular to the sun. In other words, people all over the world experience a day and night of equal length - almost exactly 12 hours," according to Google.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 20 March 2019 4:05 AM GMT

Google celebrates spring equinox with a special bloomed earth doodle
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Lucknow: The search engine giant, Google on March 20 dedicated its doodle to celebrate the spring equinox, a celestial event marking the beginning of spring in many cultures across the world.

On this day - the equinox - the earth's axis is perpendicular to the sun i.e. the center of the visible Sun is directly above the equator, making the hours of day and night of equal length - 12 hours.

"The term comes from the Latin equi, meaning equal, and nox, meaning night. The earth has seasons because the planet is tilted on its axis, which results in each hemisphere receiving more direct light at opposite times of the year. But on the equinox, the earth's axis is perpendicular to the sun. In other words, people all over the world experience a day and night of equal length - almost exactly 12 hours," according to Google.

The equinox happens twice every year: around March 20 and September 23.

Google introduced this year's seasonal series protagonist, Quinn, with the spring equinox doodle.

"This year's seasonal Doodle series protagonist, Quinn, is strumming a pleasant tune to coax a mysterious creature out of hiding. With a mild breeze and beautiful flowers, would it be, could it be, spring?" writes Google.

Doodle is an illustration and visual development which works with Google. It was created by Sophie Diao.

Saima Siddiqui

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