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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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Saturday
92°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
22%
Saturday Night
73°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
17%
Sunday
92°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
15%
Sunday Night
73°
Chance Thunderstorms
34%
Monday
89°
Chance Thunderstorms
51%
Monday Night
67°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
19%
Tuesday
86°
Mostly Sunny
9%
Tuesday Night
66°
Partly Cloudy
10%
Wednesday
86°
Partly Sunny
10%
Wednesday Night
69°
Chance Thunderstorms
29%
Thursday
86°
Chance Thunderstorms
34%
Thursday Night
69°
Chance Thunderstorms
30%
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