- March equinox (aka Spring equinox or vernal equinox) starts Sunday, March 20 and ends Tuesday, June 21.
- "Equinox" comes from the Latin words for "equal night." On the equinox, the length of day and night is nearly equal in all parts of the world.
- In the Southern Hemisphere, the March equinox marks the start of Autumn, while the September equinox marks the start of spring.
- If you were standing on the equator on Sunday, March 20 at 11:33 A.M. EDT., the sun would pass directly overhead on its way north.
Reasons to get excited for Spring:
- Fresh fruits and veggies.
- Flowers (those cherry blossoms!), gardens, and the leaves come back! (Did you know, growing plants absorb carbon dioxide?)
- Birds return and there are baby animals everywhere.
- You can get your vitamins naturally.
- Earlier dawns and later sunsets.
- Outdoor concerts.
- Summer beers (and beer gardens).
- Exercising in lighter clothes or taking your exercise routine outside.
- Grilling season.
- People watching.
- It makes you more creative! Researchers at the University of Michigan found that being outdoors broadened participants' minds, leaving them more open to new information and creative thoughts.
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