Thursday 16 March 2017 has been a 12 by 12 day.
12 hours day. 12 hours night. Today was the true Equinox.
Sunrise 7:38 am – Sunset 7:38 pm.
Official FIRST DAY OF SPRING – Spring Equinox 2017 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 5:28 AM Central Time US on Monday March 20.
“An equinox is the moment in which the plane of Earth’s equator passes through the center of the Sun, which occurs twice each year, around 20 March and 23 September. On an equinox, day and night are of approximately equal duration all over the planet.” – Wikipedia.
“The March equinox or Northward equinox is the equinox on the Earth when the subsolar point appears to leave the southern hemisphere and cross the celestial equator, heading northward as seen from Earth. In the Northern Hemisphere the March equinox is known as the vernal equinox, and in the Southern Hemisphere as the autumnal equinox.” – Wikipedia.
Reported by Jim Lantern in Norman Oklahoma
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