Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Vernal Equinox!


"On March 20, 2008, at precisely 1:48 A.M. EDT (March 20, 05:48 Universal Time), the Sun will cross directly over the Earth's equator. This moment is known as the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere."

The word equinox derives from the Latin words aequus (equal) and nox (night). Because of the suns position, day and night are nearly equal in length all over the world during the equinoxes.



"Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems."
~Rainer Maria Rilke

11 comments:

Karena said...

You should be asleep! I love the quote, and am so thankful that spring is well and truly here.

Lizz said...

Happy Spring sprang sprung to you!

ladybug-zen said...

lovely post MiM.

Poppy & Mei said...

Good stuff Denise! Xxx

Tara said...

Nothing is more welcome right now than this celebration of Spring!

Lisa Anne said...

Happy Spring to you too! It is my Jerome's B-Day, he is a harbinger of Spring! (well, not always :P)

Your Naturally dyed eggs turned out well, for all the handy, crafty stuff I do my easter eggs never turn out beautiful. I get rather impatient and always touch them before they finish drying so they often have finger smudges on them.

Dawn said...

I love spring! The sunlight looks so pretty in that last photograph, and the Rilke quote is beautiful.

Teaching Handwork said...

Happy Spring!

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Happy Spring!

And I hope everyone is on the mend at your house today!

mammaclaudia said...

Winter is back down here... :-(

Cadi said...

I love Rilke. :-)