Tuesday, 20 March 2018

A Round-up of News about the Spring Equinox

Today is the Spring Equinox, when the day and night are of equal length. It is also the Pagan festival of Ostara and is the first day of spring in the astronomical calendar.

The meteorological calendar counts the first day of spring as starting on March 1, because of normal weather patterns. Mind you, this year's late snows make it feel as though winter really did only end yesterday.

Here is a round-up of news stories about the Spring Equinox:

"Spring equinox 2018: When is it, what is it and why is it significant?" - Story at the Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/spring-equinox-2018-meaning-definition-date-first-day-march-vernal-northern-hemisphere-a8263191.html

"Celebrate the spring equinox with these 8 traditions – egg laying bunnies to the Horned God" - story at the Metro: http://metro.co.uk/2018/03/20/celebrate-the-spring-equinox-with-these-8-traditions-egg-laying-bunnies-to-the-horned-god-7388947/

"5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Spring Equinox" - story at How Stuff Works: https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geophysics/5-things-didnt-know-about-spring-equinox.htm

"The 2018 spring equinox has arrived — here's what it is and how it works" - story at Business Insider: http://uk.businessinsider.com/when-spring-equinox-happens-march-2018-03

"Why do people try to balance eggs upright during the spring equinox?" - story at Tri-City Herald: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article205817339.html

"Why does spring make us happier, more sociable and more optimistic?" - story at iNews: https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/spring-optimistic-positive/

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