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Vernal Equinox: Egg Balancing, Warm Weather, And Longer Days

Today marks the first day of spring, otherwise known as the vernal equinox, when the length of day and night are nearly the same. Astronomers define an equinox as that moment when the sun arrives at one of two intersection points of the ecliptic (the sun’s path across the sky) and the celestial equator (Earth’s equator projected onto the sky). …

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First Day Of Spring: Temperatures Set Record Highs

Today marks the first day of spring, as well as the vernal equinox, which occurs when the sun shines directly on the equator and periods of night and day are nearly equal. People all around the country are enjoying the warmer weather and longer days and are taking to the outdoors sooner than they did last year as temperatures soar …

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