2006-03-16 / News

Four days and counting: spring arrives on Monday

Crocuses are blooming, the ospreys are due back, and windbreakers are beginning to replace parkas. Surely top-down convertibles will be the next indication that the darkest season has passed. In just four days, at precisely 1:26 p.m. on Monday, March 20, spring will officially begin.

The vernal equinox - the day when the sun will cross directly over the Earth's equator, resulting in days and nights of equal length - will arrive. On the same day, people in the southern hemisphere are passing from summer into fall.

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