Monday, March 19, 2012

In Missoula, Spring Begins at 11:14 pm Tonight.

Spring, the vernal equinox, begins here in the Northern Hemisphere on March 19, 11:14 pm, MST.  As I write this is a little less than twelve hours away. 


What new things will spring bring?  Sprouts, and buds, worms and birds.  I love spring!  Other than nearly always catching a cold this time of year, I also remember falling in love, several times, during these months of renewal.  I love spring!


The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” The spring and fall equinoxes are the only dates with equal daylight and dark as the Sun crosses the celestial equator. At the equinoxes, the tilt of Earth relative to the Sun is zero, which means that Earth’s axis neither points toward nor away from the Sun. 


One more thing:  I have never understood why we do not capitalize the seasons of the year.

1 comment:

  1. You know, I never thought about capitalizing the seasons. Do we always capitalize Christmas and Easter? Hmmm I need more coffee!

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