Spring Equinox

Spring has come in as a soft warm playful lamb of a season. Super sunny fragrant weather and a full week of it. This weekend is forecast for the same so its more time in the garden and maybe even a first meal outdoors for 2009.

This year, spring started yesterday, Friday March 20, because that was when the so-called vernal equinox occured. Equinoxes (which mark the onset of spring and autumn) and solstices (which mark when summer and winter begin) are points in time and space that mark a transition in our planet’s annual trip around the sun.

At each equinox, the sun crosses the Earth’s equator, making night and day of approximately equal length on most of the planet. At the equator, the sun is directly overhead at noon on either equinox.

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