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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Today
70°
Sunny
Tonight
47°
Clear
Tomorrow
76°
Sunny
Tomorrow Night
50°
Clear
Thursday
76°
Mostly Sunny
Thursday Night
52°
Mostly Clear
Friday
77°
Mostly Sunny
Friday Night
54°
Mostly Clear
Saturday
77°
Mostly Sunny
1%
Saturday Night
55°
Partly Cloudy
1%
Sunday
79°
Partly Sunny
6%
Sunday Night
56°
Partly Cloudy
6%
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