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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Tonight
13°
Mostly Cloudy
18%
Tomorrow
26°
Partly Sunny
6%
Tomorrow Night
19°
Slight Chance Snow
32%
Tuesday
40°
Rain/Freezing Rain
100%
Tuesday Night
25°
Rain
96%
Wednesday
27°
Slight Chance Snow
23%
Wednesday Night
Mostly Cloudy
19%
Thursday
17°
Partly Sunny
9%
Thursday Night
Mostly Clear
4%
Friday
29°
Partly Sunny
4%
Friday Night
19°
Partly Cloudy
5%
3 Day
Extended
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