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Wednesday, March 21st, 2007
Photo by Janie Southard
Goodbye winter, hello spring
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Spring had technically begun by the time the fiery ball of the sun arose this morning over Grand Lake. The spring equinox this year occurred at 12:07 this morning. An equinox happens when the sun is at one of two opposite points on the celestial sphere where the sun's equator and its ecliptic intersect. In a wider sense, the equinoxes are the two days each year when the center of the sun spends an equal amount of time above and below the horizon at every location on earth. The word equinox derives from the Latin words aqueous (equal) and nox (night). In practice, the day is longer than the night.
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Tuesday Night
58°
Mostly Clear
1%
Wednesday
80°
Partly Sunny
6%
Wednesday Night
61°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
22%
Thursday
73°
Chance Thunderstorms
43%
Thursday Night
59°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
16%
Friday
76°
Partly Sunny
8%
Friday Night
63°
Partly Cloudy
9%
Saturday
77°
Partly Sunny
11%
Saturday Night
63°
Mostly Cloudy
14%
Sunday
80°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
16%
Sunday Night
62°
Chance Thunderstorms
34%
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