Or, in other words, it’s the vernal equinox!
A lot of folks will say this is the first day of spring. I think it makes more sense to call this the mid-point of spring — as do many countries — but I’m less inclined to argue about it as much as I used to. What the heck; it’s getting warmer in the northern hemisphere after quite a long and adventurous winter, and I went biking in the sunshine yesterday. It’s sure starting to feel like spring. Good enough for me!
In real terms, the equinox means a few things, too:
So, what are you going to do with your equinox?
Today, March 20, at 17:32 GMT (1:32 p.m. EST) — after three months of crawling northward — the center of the Sun will lie on the celestial equator, heralding the moment of the vernal equinox.
Or, more understandably, if somewhat less correctly, spring will arrive.
But someone really needs to tell New Mexico (where I’m currently traveling). I don’t think the weather watches the news here.