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How many more days for the vernal equinox?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I guess you were thinking something else well not me!!!!

Spring is on Sunday , 20 March 2011

28 days,

First Day Of Spring

Twice a year, around March 20 or 21 and September 22 or 23, the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night are nearly equal in all parts of the world. These two days are known as the March(vernal or spring in the northern hemisphere) equinox and the September equinox.

What does equinox mean?
The word “equinox” derives from the Latin words meaning “equal night” and refers to the time when the sun crosses the equator. At such times, day and night are everywhere of nearly equal length everywhere in the world.

It is important to note that while the March equinox marks the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere, it is the start of autumn in many parts of the southern hemisphere

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  • no profile photo CD2036709
    I guess I never looked up the meaning before emoticon I too am looking forward to it.
    3575 days ago
    OK by can come early with my blessing! lol As I sit looking out my window at fresh snowfall, I KNOW that under that snow there are hyacinth, daffodils and other things already coming up and preparing for the Spring Show! I suspect in six months, we will be lamenting the heat of August! I'll take Spring for now!

    Interesting note to daughter is in Ecuador for three months...much closer to the equator than we are...and she will be there through the equinox!
    3576 days ago
    Great info! Thanks! Years ago, Spring was always on March 21st. Sometimes the calendars say it's on March 22nd now. I just checked my calendar and it does say the 20th! Wahoooooo! Two days earlier than I thought! Thanks!


    Kim - Seeing the light at the end of Winter!
    3576 days ago
    Well, I knew what you were talking about! LOL it's been a running subject between us the last few weeks!!! LOL soooooon very very soooooon....each day we get closer to some warmth emoticon
    3576 days ago
    Thanks for the reminder. I thought spring disappeared off the map. emoticon
    3576 days ago
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