Spring is back in my part of the world, and I am enjoying it as much as I can. 🙂 I hope you enjoy this week’s post featuring spring landscapes from around the world.
Before I go, I would like to leave you with some fun facts about the vernal equinox from EarthSky.org:
At the equinox, Earth’s two hemispheres are receiving the sun’s rays equally. Night and day are approximately equal in length. The word equinox comes from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night). But since Earth never stops moving around the sun, these days of equal sunlight and night will change quickly.
Is the equinox always on March 20? No. It can come on March 19, 20 or 21. But the equinox will be on March 20 for the coming four decades.
For the remainder of the 21st century (2001-2100), the March equinox will fall on March 20 or 19. The next March 19 equinox will be in the year 2044.
The equinox won’t happen on March 21 until the year 2102. The March equinox last took place on March 21 in 2007.
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