First Day of Spring *

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Why do we have an equinox?

The equinox, the seasons, and the changing length of daylight hours throughout the year are all due to one fact: The Earth spins on a tilted axis.

The tilt — possibly caused by a massive object hitting Earth billions of years ago — means that for half the year, the North Pole is pointed toward the sun (as in the picture below). For the other half of the year, the South Pole gets more light. It’s what gives us seasons.

How many hours of daylight will I get Tuesday?

Equinox literally means “equal night.” And during the equinox, most places on Earth will see approximately 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night.

 

Some Fun Things to Do Today !

 

  • Plant something green

  • See the cherry blossoms

  • Have a picnic at the park

  • Find the first crocuses and snowdrops

  • Jog outside

  • Take a hike

  • Play softball