Published: Wed, March 21, 2018
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

The Vernal Equinox is Almost Here. But What Is It Exactly?

The Vernal Equinox is Almost Here. But What Is It Exactly?

The spring equinox or the first spring day can be on different dates in different years - 19th, 20th or 21st March.

"Happy Spring #Equinox and happy #firstdayofspring!"

Almost equal hours of night and day will happen Tuesday. "So when the sun appears on the horizon, it would actually have set if we had no atmosphere".

The Suomi NPP satellite took this image of the snow-covered northeastern United States and Canada on March 18, 2018.

The equinoxes are related to the axis of the Earth and its orbit around the sun, and they are not fixed. Just following the equinox, the southern hemisphere will gradually begin to tilt away from the sun's rays and usher in the cool, crisp autumn weather.

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The 2018 Vernal Equinox, is the same thing as the Spring Equinox and falls on March 20.

The term equinox comes from the Latin "equi", which means equal, and "nox", which means night. This is also one of the two days of the year in which day and night are approximately equal in duration.

It is at this time that the Northern Hemisphere marks the first day of astronomical spring. That means night and day will be nearly exactly equal in length, since the earth's tilt and position in orbit render it parallel with the sun.

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