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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Monday Night
50°
Mostly Clear
6%
Tuesday
73°
Rain Showers
37%
Tuesday Night
55°
Partly Cloudy
14%
Wednesday
75°
Chance Rain Showers
30%
Wednesday Night
57°
Partly Cloudy
18%
Thursday
77°
Partly Sunny
14%
Thursday Night
60°
Partly Cloudy
15%
Friday
79°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
21%
Friday Night
59°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
20%
Saturday
77°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
21%
Saturday Night
59°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
19%
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