Mar 21, 2009

Happy Spring :o)

In the Northern Hemisphere spring officially begins at 7:44 a.m. ET on Friday, March 20, 2009—the vernal equinox, or spring equinox.

But don't be fooled by the old rumor that on the vernal equinox the length of day is exactly equal to the length of night.

The true days of day-night equality always fall before the vernal equinox and after the autumnal, or fall, equinox, according to Geoff Chester, a public affairs specialist with the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. "Exactly when it happens depends on where you are located on the surface of the Earth," he said. By the time the center of the sun passes over the Equator—the official definition of equinox—the day will be slightly longer than the night everywhere on Earth. The difference is a matter of geometry, atmosphere, and language.

To see a video on the Vernal Equinox, click here.

Today, while the weather does not quite feel like spring, it is a darn sight better than the freezing temperatures of winter. The next four or five days are expected to be in the fifties and low sixties.

Not much going on, while we do have a few errands to run, mostly just trying to relax. In the next several days I will be posting about our upcoming refueling outage, which will make me scarce for the next five or six weeks (6-12.5 hour days per week, plus hour commute each way makes for a tired man, and this all starts at 3:00 A.M. Monday :o(


  1. Rest up hours, long days is definitely a recipe for a very tired man.

    I don't need to tell you to eat healthy and keep hydrated because I know you are smart enough to do this during these long working hours. Fortunately, you are young and can handle it better than an older person.

    Hugs, Rose

  2. Always a rough month, but we'll get through it. We always do!

  3. winter aint over 'til mutha nature says so!


  4. I know you know this, but you are very lucky to have such an understanding wife. LOL!!!

  5. Happy Spring to you too. I don't count it as spring until I see things growing and no more snow!

  6. I think I missed the official announcement of Spring, but I did feel a rather large tease of it yesterday with a beautiful day.
    Today? Not so much. Rain, rain and more rain. But at least it's not exactly freezing. Thats one hell of a work schedule.....don't worry, we'll entertain Beth while your gone (smile)

  7. Spring is "officially" here and I'm still cold at night. Days are warming up though and that is all good. Enjoy your weekend!

  8. Make sure you get your rest ahead of time. Like you need me to tell you this LOL. Hugs, Teresa

  9. I am so ready for spring!! Linda

  10. I'm really feeling Spring now. It will all uphill from here for Tennessee I think (and hope).
    Hugs, Joyce


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