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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Friday Night
46°
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
75°
Partly Sunny
Saturday Night
54°
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
81°
Mostly Cloudy
9%
Sunday Night
64°
Mostly Cloudy
10%
Memorial Day
81°
Chance Thunderstorms
35%
Monday Night
66°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
30%
Tuesday
83°
Chance Thunderstorms
39%
Tuesday Night
66°
Chance Thunderstorms
45%
Wednesday
80°
Chance Thunderstorms
50%
Wednesday Night
64°
Chance Thunderstorms
36%
3 Day
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