Talk:Equinox

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@Jc3s5h: As I just said (sorry for bad wording) the first source[1] doesn't have a single word about plane. It talks about sun itself rather than the plane. I would appreciate much and remove template immediately if you provide me with an quotation proving otherwise. Thanks. DAVRONOVA.A. 15:16, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

The Naval Observatory website seems to be down. While we're waiting for them to fix it, why did you remove the information about related articles at the top of the article? Jc3s5h (talk) 15:59, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
If we assume the quote you provided is not taken out of context, the statement by the Naval Observatory "the geometric center of the Sun's disk crosses the equator" is equivalent to the statement in the article "An equinox is commonly regarded as the instant of time when the plane (extended indefinitely in all directions) of Earth's equator passes through the center of the Sun." The Naval Observatory cannot possibly be referring to the Sun's equator because the Sun's center is always in the plane of the Sun's equator, whether it's the time of the equinox or not. The Naval Observatory cannot possibly mean the Sun has somehow moved to the surface of the Earth and passes through the equator, because the Earth would be destroyed. So the Naval Observatory must be referring to the plane of the Earth's equator. Jc3s5h (talk) 16:05, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
@Jc3s5h: AFAIK it's blocked for non-US residents, so it isn't down.
why did you remove [...] It was a mistake. Sorry for that. I've fixed it already.
[...] the quote you provided is not taken out of context [...] There is an archive version.[2] You can checkout it by yourself.
[...] the Naval Observatory must be referring to the plane of the Earth's equator I will remove the verification template. Cheers. DAVRONOVA.A. 16:39, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

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I am a US resident. I cannot reach the site either with my computer or my smart phone. So something is wrong. Jc3s5h (talk) 16:55, 9 July 2019 (UTC)