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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Today
33°
Partly Sunny
1%
Tonight
28°
Snow
100%
Tomorrow
31°
Snow
100%
Tomorrow Night
10°
Snow
100%
Monday
13°
Mostly Cloudy
14%
Monday Night
-2°
Partly Cloudy
10%
Tuesday
27°
Mostly Cloudy
10%
Tuesday Night
23°
Slight Chance Snow
36%
Wednesday
31°
Chance Snow
37%
Wednesday Night
12°
Slight Chance Snow Showers
20%
Thursday
20°
Slight Chance Snow Showers
20%
Thursday Night
-2°
Slight Chance Snow Showers
20%
3 Day
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