Hello Spring!

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.

Source: “Everything you need to know: Vernal equinox 2015” by Deborah Byrd – EarthSky.org

 

Chital (Axis axis) stag attempting to browse on a misty morning in Nagarhole National Park
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By Yathin S Krishnappa (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Chital (Axis axis) stag attempting to browse on a misty morning in Nagarhole National Park
15 March 2010, 07:08:16

 

Forest in Shiratani Unsui Gorge, Yakushima, Kagoshima Pref., Japan.
Shiratani Unsui Gorge 18.jpg
By Σ64 (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Forest in Shiratani Unsui Gorge, Yakushima, Kagoshima Pref., Japan.
6 March 2012

 

 Drimmie evening Just after the Spring Equinox.
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Laurence Davies [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Drimmie evening Just after the Spring Equinox.
25 March 2007
Source: From geograph.org.uk

 

The Atacama Dry lake, in Chile. At the horizon, the Licancabur volcano.
Salar de Atacama.jpg
By Francesco Mocellin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
The Atacama Dry lake, in Chile. At the horizon, the Licancabur volcano.
13 April 2009

 

California Wildflowers
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By Rennett Stowe from USA (California WildflowersUploaded by russavia) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
California Wildflowers
24 March 2009, 13:23
Source: California Wildflowers

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