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Vernal Equinox: First Day of Spring Seen from Space (Photo) - 19 Mar 2014
Spring has officially sprung in the Northern Hemisphere and NASA is celebrating with a dazzling new view of the Earth from space today (March 20). The GOES-13 satellite operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) captured ...
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Pittsburgh Catholic - 21 Jun 2017
The Church Fathers determined that Easter in the Roman Catholic Church would always be celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon that falls on or after March 21, the spring equinox. That means Easter can occur as early as March 22 and as ...
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Spring equinox 2017: Six things about the beginning of spring - 21 Mar 2017
It's now safe to say that spring is here. Meteorological spring began March 1. And astronomical spring began today, March 20, 2017, with the vernal equinox. There are two equinoxes each year, one in the spring and the other in the fall. The fall ...
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Folio Weekly - 24 May 2017
In the eight short weeks since the spring equinox closed the chapter on what passes for winter in the era of climate change, we've lost a superintendent, waved bye-bye to pension plans for most public workers, convicted the longtime de facto head ...
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The solstice and the equinox

The Hindu - 12 Jun 2017
March 20th is the “Vernalequinox, or the first day of spring, in the northern hemisphere. It is the first day of fall, or “Autumnalequinox, in the southern hemisphere. If you're on the equator, the sun passes directly overhead on these days. If you ...
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Places in Colorado where the solstice comes alive

The Denver Channel - 20 Jun 2017
On the equinox, in the spring and summer, markings in Crack Cave in southern Colorado light up for just a few minutes. It's believed these marking were carved into the rock more than 1,000 years ago. The cave is locked to prevent vandalism. It is only ...
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Walt Amses: Vermont spring? It's complicated - 02 Jun 2017
With summer less than a month away and spring giving ground reluctantly, much the same as winter dragged its snowshoed feet when the only evidence the vernal equinox had arrived as scheduled was the calendar, Vermonters are becoming impatient.
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Everything You Need to Know About the Vernal Equinox

Travel+Leisure - 23 Feb 2017
According to the ancient Pagan calendar, the holiday of Ostara marked the point of transition between dark, cold winter and life-giving spring. Festivities were held in honor of Eostre (also known as Ostara, the Anglo-Saxon and Germanic goddess of ...
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8 things to know about the vernal equinox

Mother Nature Network - 15 Mar 2017
The vernal equinox, also known as the spring equinox or the March equinox, occurs on March 20 this year, when the Northern Hemisphere says farewell to winter and ushers in spring. It's one of two days each year (the other is the autumnal equinox) when ...
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Spring equinox 2017: Celebrate spring with free ice cream, ices - 20 Mar 2017
Celebrate the kickoff of the new season Monday with free, frozen treats from Dairy Queen and Rita's Italian Ice. Rita's spring promotion is having its 25th anniversary, and it runs noon to 9 p.m. Monday The company, which has locations in 33 states as ...
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Joyous celebrations to mark Bahá'í new year

The Herald - 28 May 2017
As stated in the Bahá'í Writings: “At the time of the vernal equinox in the material world a wonderful vibrant energy and new life-quickening is observed everywhere in the vegetable kingdom; the animal and human kingdoms are resuscitated and move ...
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Manhattanhenge 2017: Where and When to Watch

New York Times - 26 May 2017
If Manhattan were laid out so that it aligned exactly with east and west on a compass, Manhattanhenge would occur on the spring equinox and the fall equinox. Instead, the city is 30 degrees from cardinal east and west, so the dates are shifted.

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