Equinox I get that ‘equi-nox’ = ‘equal night’, but what we all really want to know is who’s this Vernon chap it’s named after? Postscript (5 hours later): OK, so, the Internet is weird. Someone on Twitter has just thanked me for the above crappy joke, which he immediately used as the inspiration for a short story. By Richard Carter A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation. View all of Richard Carter's posts.