First Day of Spring!
- Daffodil photo submitted by Linda L. Young-Niemeier
MARCH 20th. is the first day of spring, or vernal equinox as astronomers would have it. "Vernal" means "of or pertaining to spring." "Equinox" means "equal night." As the angle of the earth's inclination toward the sun changes throughout the year, lengthening or shortening the days according to season and hemisphere, there are two times annually when day and night are of more-or-less equal length: the spring and autumnal equinoxes. These celestial tipping points have been recognized for thousands of years... [Quoted from About.com: Urban Legends Can You Balance Eggs on End During the Spring Equinox?
By David Emery, About.com Guide]
- Photo taken & submitted by JGWest