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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Thursday
52°
Mostly Cloudy
9%
Thursday Night
42°
Chance Rain Showers
47%
Friday
44°
Rain Showers Likely
64%
Friday Night
30°
Chance Rain Showers
41%
Saturday
41°
Mostly Cloudy
12%
Saturday Night
25°
Partly Cloudy
8%
Sunday
45°
Mostly Sunny
2%
Sunday Night
33°
Partly Cloudy
Monday
54°
Partly Sunny
6%
Monday Night
43°
Mostly Cloudy
25%
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