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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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Memorial Day
84°
Partly Sunny
6%
Monday Night
59°
Mostly Clear
Tuesday
83°
Mostly Sunny
3%
Tuesday Night
61°
Mostly Clear
Wednesday
86°
Mostly Sunny
13%
Wednesday Night
66°
Thunderstorms Likely
57%
Thursday
78°
Chance Thunderstorms
59%
Thursday Night
58°
Partly Cloudy
11%
Friday
75°
Partly Sunny
6%
Friday Night
56°
Mostly Clear
6%
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