Friday, March 20, 2009

Vernal Equinox

Today, at 11:44, Greenwich Mean Time, the Sun reached the point where the ecliptic (the Sun's apparent path in the sky) and the celestial equator (the projection of the Earth's equator outward into space) intersect. Today, the Earth's axis is perpendicular to the sun's rays, and we have a roughly (though not exactly) equal period of daylight and darkness.

In other words: Spring is finally here!

The year's at the spring,
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hill-side's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in his Heaven -
All's right with the world!

-- Robert Browning, from Pippa Passes


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