“This Fact is Fun! Equinox and Solstice Are Words”

The first day of both autumn and spring is called the equinox. According to the OED, it is derived from a Latin word meaning “equality between day and night.” Its frequency in English literature over the course of the last two centuries is (according to Google Ngram):

The first day of both winter and summer is called the solstice. According to the OED, it is derived from the Latin word for “sun” and the participle for “to stand still.” Its frequency in English literature over the course of the last two centuries is (according to Google Ngram):

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