March 20th the First Day of Spring (Spring Equinox).
We can finally say that today March 20, 2014 the northern hemisphere is officially celebrating the first day of spring.
In the most basic and simple terms an equinox is when the length of the night and the length of the day are roughly equal. There are two equinoxes, one that occurs in the month of March for the beginning of spring and then we have one equinox in September for the beginning of autumn.
The word Equinox comes from the Latin aequi-, equi - + nox, noct-, night. Equal Night
The equinox occurs the moment the sun crosses the celestial equator, the imaginary line in the sky above the earth’s equator from the south to the north. This even happens either on March 20 or March 21, but as you may know by now this year 2014 we got the spring equinox in March 20.
Spring has been celebrated throughout human history as an organic and spiritual rebirth following “the dying of the year” winter.
The feel good factor about this day, however, is that the first official astrological day of spring hints that high temperatures are not far off. And after a brutal winter season bummed out much of the U.S for six months straight, the equinox is a welcome sing that is time for us to actually enjoy of a nice weather and warm temperatures.
In spring, the axis of the Earth is increasing its tilt relative to the Sun, and the length of daylight rapidly increases for the relevant hemisphere. The hemisphere begins to warm significantly causing new plant growth to "spring forth," giving the season its name.
Spring Season is a particular type of season that is experienced in the temperate climatic zones. Spring is an intermediate seasonal phase in between winter and summer. Spring signifies the emergence of new life. Spring months are the blossoming months that bring meaningful growth and rejuvenation in its wake. Spring enriches natural beauty and it seems as if nature is dressed in a beautiful green gown.
Early spring flowers are the surest sign that warmer weather is coming. Our list of early spring flowers will give your ideas for spring flowers to plant for your spring garden. After a long winter, it's time for spring landscaping!
Now we'll get to see our trees getting green as if they were getting dress and blooming flower.