This Week From Hearts of Space: PGM 941 Equinox
About this program from Hearts of Space Stephen Hill tells us:
“The Vernal or March equinox is one of two very special days
of the year. Not because humans say so, although many cultures have
celebrated them for centuries. No, it’s more cosmic than that.
Whether by accident or design, the earth’s axis tilts — a little
more than 23 degrees relative to the sun.
Our cosmic tilt is the reason we have seasons: as we orbit the sun,
the earth’s axis tilts toward it, and then away from it. In March
and September, the axis is right in the middle, and the sun points
directly at the equator — so night and day are almost exactly the
same length everywhere on earth.
In the northern hemisphere, the vernal equinox is the official
tipping point between winter and spring. After this, the days grow
longer until the summer solstice, then shorter until they’re equal
again on the autumn equinox, then shorter still until the winter
solstice in December.
On this transmission of Hearts of Space, we mark this moment in
our yearly orbital journey with ambient electronics for the
seasonal transition, on a program called EQUINOX.
Music is by HOLLAN HOLMES, JONN SERRIE, MEG BOWLES, RUDY ADRIAN
CLIVE WRIGHT, and TELOMERE
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