Saturday, March 20, 2010
It's Finally That Time...!
You knew it was coming! We all did...!
So now it's here! The time for Winter to be over and done with...and Spring time is here! Here are a few facts that I thought you might like to know about the Spring, just in case you didn't know.
Spring begins with the vernal equinox on March 20 at exactly 1:32 P.M. EDT.
The word equinox is derived from the Latin for “equal night” and is used now because the days and nights are of nearly equal length.
The vernal equinox is the point at which the center of the Sun passes over the celestial equator from south to north, signaling the start of nature's renewal in our hemisphere.
After the equinox, the Sun will appear higher and higher in the sky, and length of day will grow longer than the length of night.
That, my friends, means that we have something to toast to with our fresh coffee this morning! That being said, let's go sit on the patio for a while, OK?