Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Spring

Spring came early this year, very early. (gorgeous pic MMN)

From Scientific American...
Across much of the United States, this has been an unusually mild winter, especially for those living east of the Mississippi. Not a few people have noted that spring seems to have come early this year. Of course, in a meteorological sense that could be true, but in 2012 it will also be true in an astronomical sense as well, because this year spring will make its earliest arrival since the late 19th century: 1896, to be exact. 
The vernal equinox — the first day of spring— arrived today at 1:14 a.m. EDT. Even more intriguing is that for those in the Mountain and Pacific Time zones, the equinox arrived on March 19.

1 comment:

Anita said...

I hope that it will stay around a while; that summer will patiently wait to move in.


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