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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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Friday Night
18°
Cloudy
30%
Saturday
28°
Mostly Cloudy
4%
Saturday Night
24°
Chance Snow
51%
Sunday
34°
Rain/Snow
70%
Sunday Night
33°
Rain
87%
Monday
36°
Sunny
18%
Monday Night
24°
Clear
5%
Tuesday
30°
Sunny
19%
Tuesday Night
18°
Slight Chance Snow
22%
Wednesday
22°
Chance Snow
29%
Wednesday Night
Clear
29%
3 Day
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