Turou Hawaiki - Celebrating Equinox Around the World

No matter where you live on earth, this is the period where the length of the day and night is similar, in latin called the 'equinox'. Some cultures reflect on this time as the changing temperatures or seasons, others may let go of things they no longer need, and sow new seeds for the future, some may call on traditional knowledge. It depends on where you live.

In the Pacific, from Hawaiki-nui, Hawaiki-roa, Hawaiki-pāmamao we have a large range of temperatures, seasons and timezones. Like the maramataka each place is unique in its season and aspect. For example in Hawaii, it is passing into winter but in Aotearoa it is passing into spring.

From Wikipedia - September Equinox timetable:

Source: Wikipedia (Note times here are GMT (NZ is 12 hours ahead, Hawaii 11 hours behind)

Scientific NASA charts showing the traverse of the earth around the sun:

Source: NASA

How is the passing of seasons in your place?  Here are some ways that' the world is celebrating this unique day. Enjoy!

Giving thanks for food and sustenance in New Mexico:

Remembering times and knowledge past in Ireland:

Epic Autumn colours in Croatia:

Ancient time and architecture at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in the capital city of Kerala, watch the animation it's cool!

Using a satellite scientists have captured the sunlight crossing earth over the year:

Or comparing suns rays as the cross Europe in three various seasons:

Weather service reporting:

Mountain view celebrations in Glastonbury UK:

Pumpkin time in Winnipeg Saskatoon!

These Chicago city folk are annoyed that the sun will no longer be in their view - how inconvenient!

Lastly I'll leave you with the cool shade web app which shows the day and night traverse over the earth map. Enjoy that here → Shade Map.

Turou hawaiki!

Kingi Gilbert

Kingi Gilbert

Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Whakaue. Producer. Lived in UK, Spain, Hawaii and Aotearoa. Married & father of two.