Thursday, March 19, 2009

A holiday I like!

Gentle reader, tomorrow, a little before noon EDT, the vernal equinox will occur. This means that the sun will be directly over the Equator. Technically, the equinox occurs twice a year, when the tilt of the Earth's axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun. Thus, the Sun is vertically above a point on the Equator. Since this blog is about the life and times here in a place just East of the Equator, I felt that it is my civic duty to report such celestial occurrences when able.

Enjoy the sun as we will be seeing a little more of it each day for the next few months!


Lisa said...

I dread the vernal equinox about as much as you dread St. Patrick's Day. For obvious reasons.

How long until the autumnal equinox?


Paul's Blog said...

The autumnal equinox will come on 22 September. The summer solstice will occur on 21 June.

Big Johnny said...

And maybe it'll get above 30 in the Rusty Mitten finally !!