In case anyone was curious, the equinox that happened a few days ago – March 20th- was the vernal equinox (the other one that happens every year is the autumnal equinox on September 22 or 23), and it signifies Spring. Technically, it marks the passing of the Sun from the Earth’s southern region into its northern one. At this point, rays from are expected to shine directly over the planet’s equator, creating a phenomenon where both hemispheres receive the same amount of sunlight.

This year, the equinox happened to be the earliest one since 1896. Hmmm…. climate change? Global warming?


2016 Vernal Equinox


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