Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Equinox

This is set to post at 1:14 am EDT (0514 UTC) on Tuesday, March 20, the time of the vernal equinox.

We're halfway between the winter and summer solstices.  The Sun is directly over the equator and moving into the Northern Hemisphere.  Day and night are each about 12 hours long (here in the Hudson Valley, sunrise is around 7:00 am and sunset around 7:00 pm local daylight savings time).  The word equinox is derived from the Latin words aequus (equal) and nox (night).

Very unseasonably warm here in the Hudson Valley, it's more like mid-April than March.  Try to get out and enjoy the weather!

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