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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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Ah, yes, summertime

Portsmouth Daily Times - 16 Nov 2017
With the Spring Equinox, they're miraculously transformed back into action for infestation of your porch, lawn, and picnic. We started in April/May with spraying tent caterpillars. Then, we treated lawns for grubs and moles. Ending May, we're after ...
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John Glenn Astronomy Park opening delayed until 2018

10TV - 14 Nov 2017
John Glenn Astronomy Park was originally scheduled to open November 13, but after delays in construction, the grand opening is now tentatively planned for the Spring Equinox in 2018. “The plan is to install the pavers on the central plaza," said Lucia ...
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Galactic core a beauty to behold

Otago Daily Times - 07 Nov 2017
Many years ago, when working at the Armagh Planetarium, in Northern Ireland, I learned that in the Celtic calendar, where equinoxes and solstices marked the mid-points of the seasons, the cross-quarter day between spring and summer was called Beltaine.
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Skywatch: What's in a month?

Twin Falls Times-News - 26 Oct 2017
The tropical month is the time for the moon to return to the Vernal Equinox, the location among the stars of the sun on the first day of spring. The moon's gravitational pull on Earth's equatorial bulge makes Earth's axis slowly precess (wobble like a ...
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Daylight disappearing as winter draws closer

The Weather Channel - 05 Nov 2017
For many commuters it means leaving the house and returning from work in darkness, knowing that long nights will get shorter, with the sun rising earlier and setting later as the spring equinox gets closer. Daylight will continue to be suppressed until ...
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Webcam surveys high clouds on Mars

EarthSky - 26 Oct 2017
The event occurred close to the spring equinox in Mars' northern hemisphere, suggesting it is a condensate cloud of water-ice particles. Image via ESA. Bottom line: Scientists have now examined a catalog of more than 21,000 images made with a webcam ...
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EYES TO THE SKY: Arcturus ghost; cross-quarter day; EST on the 5th - 30 Oct 2017
Mount Washington — On the wheel of the year, four astronomical events are pivotal: the fall and spring equinoxes and the winter and summer solstices. Known as “quarter days,” they mark culminations and turning points in the changing relationship of ...
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NIGHT WORDS: Jupiter joins Mars, Venus in morning sky in November

Delco News Network - 27 Oct 2017
Pisces is not only a zodiac constellation (meaning that the Sun passes through it along the ecliptic path during the year); it also contains the Vernal Equinox, one of the two points in the sky where the ecliptic path crosses the celestial equator ...
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Conditions come together for a bountiful waterfowl season - 28 Oct 2017
The freshwater slug swept away any threat of high-salinity waters pushing into the marshes with the extremely high tides tied to the autumnal equinox. Too, those sheets of freshwater that covered marshes from Sabine Pass to the delta of the Guadalupe ...
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How cow horns and manure can make wine taste better

The San Luis Obispo Tribune - 22 Oct 2017
Every fall around the equinox, Sinor-LaVallee Wines' Mike Sinor fills a cow horn with manure — he usually uses the more colloquial term — and buries it in a corner of his vineyard in Avila Valley. The following spring, at the vernal equinox, he digs ...
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Huestis: November Sky Events

GoLocalProv - 28 Oct 2017
It is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox—beginning of fall, which occurred back on September 22. Traditionally September is the full Harvest Moon. However this year September's full moon occurred on the 6th, 16 days before the equinox ...
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Secret Passageway Discovered Underneath Mayan Snake God Temple

International Business Times - 14 Nov 2017
The Kukulkan Pyramid at the Chichen Itza archeologic site during the celebration of the Spring equinox 21 March, 2006 in Yucatan, southeastern Mexico. The left side of the pyramid creates the optical illusion of a snake's shadow. In 2015 ...
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5 Things You Didn't Know About the Autumnal Equinox

HowStuffWorks - 21 Sep 2017
September 22 usually marks the autumnal equinox, the first day of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. It's the day when the earth is perfectly angled sideways to the sun and so day and night are of equal length. Well, sort of. We'll set the record ...
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Spring equinox 2017: What is an equinox, anyway?

Christian Science Monitor - 21 Mar 2017
The astronomical start of spring began on Monday morning at 6:28 a.m. Eastern time with the March equinox, the annual celestial alignment between the Earth and the sun. Like the year's second equinox, in September, the shift in sunlight accompanies a ...

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