I do believe that today, the first day of Spring has to be the most anticipated season of the 4. Everyone loves spring, everyone enjoys all that it brings and the spirits are so lifted when the spring season is here. Even when we do get the bad weather of snow, cold and freezing temperatures we know it will not last for very long.
So here is a science lesson about spring. Spring is a equinoxes, what is that? There are two equinoxes every year – in March and September – when the Sun shines directly on the equator and the length of night and day are nearly equal. Also when you look in the sky on the first day of spring as the sun is rising it will rise in the direct east sky. Just as the sunsets, it will be in the direct west sky. From there it will travel to the north part of the east and west sky till the first day of summer. Have a look when you are traveling to notice where the sun rises and the sun sets. It is so predictable and so true. This I will predict guys...as it comes this way every spring. No prediction...just science.
The Sun Crosses the Equator
The March equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from south to north. Equinoxes and solstices are opposite on either side of the equator, and the March equinox is also known as the "spring (vernal) equinox" in the northern hemisphere and as the "autumnal (fall) equinox" in the southern hemisphere. We have personal knowledge of the southern hemisphere with Larry's sister, Evelyn living in Australia because our seasons are always opposite. So when she talks about fall for her, then it is our spring. It is so hard to imagine how that works with the sun and the rotation of our planet. Again all in the science.
Till next time, this is Becky Litterer from Becky's Greenhouse, Dougherty