Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cross-Quarter Day

Today, May 5, at 4:20 pm EDT, is the astronomical half-way point between the Vernal Equinox (March 20 at 7:21 pm EDT) and the Summer Solstice (June 21 at 1:16 pm EDT).  These half-way points between the equinoxes and solstices are called cross-quarter days and often the times of traditional holidays like the May 1 Celtic holiday of Beltane (Bealtaine).  Be a good excuse to get naked and dance around a fire if it wasn't supposed to be so damn cold tonight (frost warnings)!

1 comment:

  1. We had a chilly night in NE Ohio - keepin the clothes on! I never knew about cross-quarter days. I don't even think I remember it in my science textbooks in high school.

    I just came across your blog via Rationally Speaking.

    Looking forward to some interesting posts on Geology. Don't know much about it but I'm like a sponge.