Spring Technically Springs Forth in Evansville and the Tri-State
Tomorrow’s the day when, technically, Old Man Winter is “outta here!” Is there anyone who’s not happy about this fact? (If so, maybe seeing a therapist is in order.) According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, spring begins with the vernal equinox on March 20 at 11:57 a.m. CDT (Evansville time). So along with the warmer temps, longer daylight hours, birds and greening plants, let’s delve into the vernal equinox.
Again, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac:
The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are approximately equal everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and west.
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. (However, the tilt of Earth relative to its plane of orbit, called the ecliptic plane, is always about 23.5 degrees.)
Okay, now that the technical jargon has been witnessed, let’s witness some sunshine, flora and fauna, and warmer days – bring it on!