A: March 20th – is the 1st day of spring for 2009
…Spring comes in between the 19th to the 23rd of March and at different times. It changes on a yearly basis because the first official day of spring is the (Spring) Vernal EQUINOX. This is when the sun is directly above the equator. It rises due East and sets due West and does not do so on the exact same day every year since the calendar is not exactly 365 precise days every single year. In 2009, spring will arrive on March 20th, as stated above and the sun will be above the equator, crossing to the northern hemisphere at 11:47pm (ish) [link]
Spring is on the way! Hibernation is “so” 2008!
With Daylight Saving Time now in effect, our Hike Leaders have considerably more daylight resources at their disposal with which to plan yet new invigorating, healthful and interesting hike routes. Join the hiking revolution! Make new friends! Take a hike!
Beech trees budding, early Spring – Harriman State Park, NY
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