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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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Thursday Night
43°
Partly Cloudy
14%
Friday
69°
Mostly Sunny
Friday Night
51°
Partly Cloudy
10%
Saturday
75°
Chance Thunderstorms
54%
Saturday Night
49°
Chance Thunderstorms
47%
Sunday
67°
Partly Sunny
10%
Sunday Night
49°
Chance Thunderstorms
30%
Monday
71°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
30%
Monday Night
56°
Chance Thunderstorms
38%
Tuesday
73°
Chance Thunderstorms
53%
Tuesday Night
58°
Chance Thunderstorms
51%
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