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
41°
Partly Cloudy
15%
Tuesday
58°
Breezy
15%
Tuesday Night
40°
Mostly Cloudy
16%
Wednesday
51°
Partly Sunny
14%
Wednesday Night
34°
Partly Cloudy
10%
Thursday
52°
Partly Sunny
5%
Thursday Night
34°
Partly Cloudy
5%
Friday
53°
Partly Sunny
10%
Friday Night
34°
Partly Cloudy
14%
Saturday
54°
Mostly Cloudy
14%
Saturday Night
36°
Partly Cloudy
14%
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