Saturday, March 20, 2010

Get ready for Spring in a few more minutes.

In a few more minutes at 7:32pm the Sun will cross the celestial equator on its way north to mark the Vernal Equinox.

Although the equinox is supposed to have equal hours of daylight and night, due to the refraction of light through the atmosphere, we actually had an extra 8 minutes of sunshine today. And unfortunately for star gazers, the nights will continue to get shorter each night as the Sun  climbs higher in the sky, till it turns around again at the Summer Solstice in June,

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