First Day of Spring 2013 : The Vernal Equinox

Spring begins with the vernal equinox at 7:02 A.M. (EDT) on March 20, 2013 in the Northern Hemisphere. 

The Vernal Equinox

Ah, spring! This season brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna.

The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are approximately equal everywhere and the Sunrises and sets due east and west.

At the equinoxes, the tilt of Earth relative to the Sun is zero, which means that Earth’s axis neither points toward nor away from the Sun. (However, the tilt of Earth relative to its plane of orbit, called the ecliptic plane, is always about 23.5 degrees.)

See your local Sun rise and set times—and how the day length changes!

Find last spring frost dates to find the best time to plant your seeds.

Why "Equinox Health Clinic": Equinox is balance, it is where the day and night is equal, where change will happen. It is our world, how our seasons change on earth. It seemed like the right name for the Clinic, strong yet quiet and connected to nature, therefore human/ normal/natural. 

Let the days get longer,  the sun shine stronger and for Victoria, the wind blow stronger! 

Enjoy the Equinox.


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