Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Vernal Equinox, actual time, PST

Okay - I wanted to get this straight for myself, so here goes. I am posting this especially for the Pacific Standard Daylight Savings Time folks!

Happy Spring!!!

Wednesday, March 19 is the vernal equinox for Pacific Time Zone at 10:48 pm PDT, the day on which both the north and south pole of the earth are equal distances towards the sun (92.6 million miles). At that instant the sun stands directly over the Earths equator. The first day of spring, called 'the vernal equinox', vernal meaning 'green', and equinox meaning 'equal night', which simply means that on the equinox the hours of daylight are nearly equal to the hours of night.

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