Driving west yesterday 6:43 PM, what first looks like dust blowing off the roof of the car ahead of me in traffic, in winter you’ll see that with snow being blown off, but then realized: windshield wiper fluid. Sparkle in level direct straight ahead sun. Just before I’d noted my own windshield was not perfect. Then I saw another plume from another car. Spouting. A pod.
Checking the newspaper this morning, it said sun is now riding/setting directly east-west, causing problems for drivers.
And remembered the magical morning light the day before walking Selby after breakfast.
Then and only then did it come to mind: Equinox.