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SB 5.21.5

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 5

yadā vṛścikādiṣu pañcasu vartate tadāho-rātrāṇi viparyayāṇi bhavanti


SYNONYMS

yadā—when; vṛścika-ādiṣu—headed by Vṛścika (Scorpio); pañcasu—five; vartate—remains; tadā—at that time; ahaḥ-rātrāṇi—the days and nights; viparyayāṇi—the opposite (the duration of the day decreases, and that of night increases); bhavanti—are.


TRANSLATION

When the sun passes through the five signs beginning with Vṛścika [Scorpio], the duration of the days decreases [until Capricorn], and then gradually it increases month after month, until day and night become equal [in Aries].



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