Welcome spring!!! Spring spring hooray!!! by Miss Evi (D Met)

Posted by Miss Evi     Category: Education

The first day of spring 2012 is upon us! Yes, spring begins in 2012 on Tuesday, March 20th. The spring equinox will occur at approximately 1:14 a.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, March 20th.

Get out your gardening gloves, the first day of spring is here! (And followed closely afterward by Easter). Although it may seem like we were just shoveling the snow off the sidewalk or sliding down the hills on our sleds, spring has officially “sprung”. The spring equinox is the official start of spring. This date is used to calculate the halfway-point in the yearly solar chart. Notably, it is also when the length of the day and the night is equal everywhere on the planet – with twelve hours of darkness and twelve hours of light. This is when the sun crosses the celestial equator.

Curiously, many people claim that you can actually balance an egg on its end or a broom on its bristles during both the spring and fall equinoxes. Watch this video and find out…

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