HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING
* WINDS...Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts approaching 60 mph. * TIMING...Late Saturday night through Sunday evening. * IMPACTS...High winds may bring down trees and power lines. Lightweight objects such as trash cans and deck furniture
31° 31° Sat 51° Sat 51° chance 40° 40° likely Sun 45° Sun 45° chance
Wednesday, March 21st, 2007
Goodbye winter, hello spring
Photo by Janie Southard/The Daily Standard

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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