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(