Short Desc: A message is viral in WhatsApp saying to drink more water to prevent dehydration during Equinox.

Type: Fake

Viral Example: Drink more water for the next seven days (May 22-28) due to *EQUINOX*(Astronomical event where the Sun is directly above the Earth's equator). Resultantly, the body gets dehydrated very fast during this period. Please share this news to maximum groups. Thanks

Detailed analysis:  A message is being viral in WhatsApp asking people to drink more water during Equinox from May 22nd to May 28th, the message explains equinox as an astronomical event where the sun is directly above the Earth’s equator, which results in dehydrating very fast during this period.

The Viral message is however proved Fake as Equinox is an Astronomical event which occurs only twice in a year; once in March 20 and the other in September 22-23 during which the Sun is exactly overhead at a point on the equatorial line. The subsolar point crosses the equator moving northward is the March equinox and southward at the September equinox. During the Equinox the northern and southern hemispheres are equally illuminated. The word comes from Latin aqueous, meaning "equal", and Nox, meaning "night".

The Equinoxes are directly related to the seasons of the year. In the northern hemisphere the March equinox marks the beginning of the spring and is considered the start of the New Year in Hindu Calendar and the Persian or Iranian calendar, while the September equinox marks the beginning marks the beginning of Autumn.

The more details study on Equinox: Equinox - Wikipedia

An equinox is commonly regarded as the moment the plane of Earth's equator passes through the center of the Sun's disk, which occurs twice each year, around 20 March and 22-23 September. In other words, it is the point in which the center of the visible sun is directly over the equator.

Proves that the viral news is fake.

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Chetan Sharma is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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