Today is the beginning of Spring! Marked by the fact that the (light hours)/(dark hours) = 1, and moving forward it will conitunue to stay positive ratio until Sept 22 when it will be 1 again and start decreasing.
GEEK ALERT: For those geeks out there…the word equinox is derived from the Latin words aequus (equal) and nox (night) and Vernal is derived vernālis, which means spring….and if you really want to “get your geek on” checkout the images below:
Illumination of Earth by the Sun at the March (Vernal) Equinox:
Diagram of the Earth’s Seasons as seen from the North. Far right: December solstice: