Today is the first day of spring 2010, which is marked by the occurrence of the Vernal equinox 2010. Sources report that spring 2010 officially takes place at 1:32 PM EST today.
The first day of spring 2010 is much awaited after the long and cold winter season. The past winter has witnessed some huge blizzards and snow storms, and it is very refreshing to see the snow melt away and see the trees bloom.
The Vernal equinox is a natural phenomenon that takes place twice a year – once in March and the other in September – which signals the beginning of Spring and Autumn respectively.
According to Wikipedia : “The name “equinox” is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because around the equinox, the night and day are approximately equally long.”
This Vernal Equinox 2010 will see an equal day and equal night, and not forgetting the advent of Spring 2010.