And happy Spring! Today is the Vernal (or Spring) Equinox, and you know what that means. . . .
Well, actually, I don’t know what it means other than being the official start of spring. So I did a little research and learned that the equinox is the only day when night and day are nearly exactly the same length—12 hours. And another fun fact: The actual spring equinox occurs at one specific moment, not the whole day. This year, the spring equinox occurs at 10:20 am UTC (that’s 5:20 am Central Time, where I live).
Even cooler is the fact that there are historical monuments honoring the equinox. For example, the Great Sphinx in Egypt points directly toward the rising sun on the spring equinox. At Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the sun rises directly above the middle tower of the temple. And at Chichén Itzá in Mexico, the sun of the late afternoon creates the illusion of a snake on the northern staircase. Just a few more reasons to love spring.
Enjoy Spring, and make it a great week!