What the heck is a vernal equinox?

 

Even though the warn weather arrived a couple of weeks ago, today is officially the first day of Spring as the vernal equinox occurs at 6:45pm, March 20.

 

Astronomically speaking, the March equinox occurs when the Sun crosses the celestial equator on its way north along the ecliptic.  In the Northern Hemisphere, the March equinox is known as the vernal, or spring, equinox, and marks the start of the spring season.

-almanac.com

 

Get all your questions about equinoxes (equonii?) answered here and check out the Kalamazoo Spring forecast here.

Happy Spring- now get out and have some fun!