Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sunday Science Blog

HAPPY SPRING!

March 20, 12:30 AM, Boston, Mass.




The March equinox signals the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere – earliest spring since 1896 – and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. It marks that special moment when the sun crosses the celestial equator going from south to north. In 2016, this equinox arrives on March 20 at 4:30 UTC, or on March 19 at 11:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Here’s what we in the Northern Hemisphere know about this equinox. Our sunrise is earlier now, and nightfall comes later. Plants are sprouting. Winds are softening. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, people are enjoying the warmer days of spring. Meanwhile, south of the equator, autumn begins. Follow the links below to learn more about this vernal equinox. 



Here comes the sun:



3 comments:

Anonymous said...


Philosophy is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat.

Metaphysics is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat that isn't there.

Theology is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat that isn't there, and shouting "I found it!"

Science is like being in a dark room looking for a black cat using a freakin' flashlight to find it.

Ducky's here said...

Here comes the sun.

Nor'easter missed. Yay!

BlueBull said...

Glad the Nor'easter missed ya'll up there. Here in South Florida we're suffering with some major cold weather. This morning it got down to 70! Yikes.... ((hides behind the beach chair))