Vernal Equinox, 2013

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Spring, 2013.  Today  we will be seeing 12hours and 8 minutes of daylight;  Sonnystone sunrise was at 6:53am and sunset is scheduled for 7:01pm.  The weatherman has predicted a mix of sunshine and clouds…

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I researched this whole equinox and it is waywayway over my head…here’s from wikipedia:

“At the equinox, the Sun is at one of two opposite points on the celestial sphere where the celestial equator (i.e. declination 0) and ecliptic intersect.”

Then they give the formula, but I’m just shaking my head and wondering who actually figured all this stuff out?  and glad they did…

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However impressive the astronomy may be,  it is currently 28 degrees here at The Acres and I’m trying not to be tooo grumpy that our predicted high is 37 (20 degrees below average).    Last year the warm started early and I had hoped it was a trend…

The budding shrubs and flowers bloom away without any hesitation, warm or cold; the birds have started their flight to their nesting homes without checking the weather channel.   Those signs are as sure as the astrophysics and something I can understand.

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So the seasons change…the wheel turns…  (but hurry on out, Winter, and let Spring in!!)

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