Spring arrives today

Hard to believe but winter ends today. Monday marks the time of the year when sun, on its movement across our sky, crosses directly overhead at the equator and brings equal day and night to Northern and Southern Hemispheres. It means longer daylight times for us and a march (so to speak) toward warmer summer temperatures.

Interestingly, the day on the Suncoast with equal day and night was the 15th. That's due to the bending of light by our atmosphere which bulges at the equator. This video from NASA Goddard Space Flight shows the view from space of the earth receiving equal day and night at the equator where the sun is directly overhead.

By the way, it is not true that it is easier to balance an egg on end during the equinox. More on that later.

John Scalzi