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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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Tuesday
56°
Cloudy
11%
Tuesday Night
37°
Mostly Cloudy
3%
Wednesday
54°
Partly Sunny
7%
Wednesday Night
39°
Mostly Cloudy
20%
Thursday
57°
Rain Showers Likely
71%
Thursday Night
49°
Rain Showers
75%
Friday
58°
Rain Showers Likely
71%
Friday Night
41°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
36%
Saturday
55°
Mostly Cloudy
12%
Saturday Night
40°
Mostly Cloudy
5%
Sunday
60°
Mostly Cloudy
7%
Sunday Night
43°
Chance Rain Showers
33%
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