Observe! It runs through the yards, down the driveways and away into the drains, the ground is still frozen solid so it can't absorb the moisture. ISBN 0-943396-35-2Submitted by The Editors on March 27, 2020 - 9:25amI hate to have to point out what should be casual to the most obvious observer, but "After the spring equinox, the Northern Hemisphere tilts toward the Sun, which is why we start to get longer, sunnier days." The play of the Sun’s light on it signals the beginning of the seasons. With the equinox, enjoy the increasing sunlight hours, with earlier dawns and later sunsets. The Mayans built a huge pyramid around the year A.D. 1000. Our squirrels are chasing each other around and around and up and down the trees. I have this quote up on our fridge year-round:Submitted by SE Minnesota Sam on March 20, 2019 - 8:14amfind the robins have returned, and temperatures are starting to moderate here in SE Minnesota. But seriously, the pollen here in deep east Texas is so thick it turns my black vehicle yellow! The Spring Equinox takes place on March 20 this year, at which point we can finally wave goodbye to winter. It’s called the “celestial equator” because it’s an imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator.If you were standing on the equator, the Sun would pass directly overhead on its way north. :)Submitted by The Editors on March 19, 2020 - 3:47pmSubmitted by Cory Zitkovic on March 16, 2020 - 10:57amThe teddy bears dancing, of course. For the Southern Hemisphere, this is the moment of the autumnal equinox.These brief but monumental moments owe their significance to the 23.4 degree tilt of the Earth's axis. In the Northern Hemisphere, spring begins with the On the equinox, the length of day and night is nearly equal in all parts of the world. Because of the tilt, we receive the Sun's rays most directly in the summer. And I'll be 63 in 2020, so I've had quite a few birthdays. This year, however, the equinox happens on the 19th in all Naturally, this leads to some important questions, like: Why is the equinox so early this year? Although in most locations (the North Pole and Equator being exceptions) the amount of daylight had been increasing each day after the winter solstice, after the spring equinox, many places will experience more daylight than darkness in each 24-hour day. March 20, 2019, marks the spring equinox — the first official day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. There will be about 80 more march 21 in the world until 2101.Submitted by Kathi Cobb on January 30, 2020 - 7:58amUntil I read this article today, I had no idea that my birthday (March 19) is often the first day of Spring. After the spring equinox, the Northern Hemisphere tilts toward the Sun. In general, after the spring equinox, there will be more daylight than darkness, but you are correct that in the Northern Hemisphere, the length of daylight had been increasing since the December solstice, except for places like the North Pole (where the sun, which disappeared around the September equinox, doesn’t show until the March equinox) and the equator (where the length of daylight essentially is about 12 hours no matter what time of year).Submitted by Kevin T Favero on March 19, 2020 - 11:35pmThe time and date of the spring equinox moves about six hours each year because the length of the year is about 365.25 days. ;-)The first signs of spring in southwestern Oregon are the blooming of the ornamental trees, the horses shedding, the birds making nests and of course the daffodils! When Is The First Day of Spring in 2020? The Solstices (Summer & Winter) On March 19, 2020, the Sun crossed directly over the Earth's equator. Cheers to all and Happy Spring!My Irish American Gran, Alice Mae Hurd Kent quoted this to her kids.In Mississippi it really isn't Spring until the pecan trees start to bud out. If the Earth rotated on an axis perpendicular to the plane of the Earth's orbit around the Sun, there would be no variation in day lengths or temperatures throughout the year, and we would not have seasons.Modern astronomy aside, people have recognized the vernal equinox for thousands of years.