Noon on the Vernal Equinox

  The vernal equinox is March 20. Spring begins for the northern hemisphere at the precise moment when the Sun is centered on the celestial equator, zero degrees in declination, the midpoint between the north and south celestial poles. Every location in the world will experience 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of nighttime…. except the North and South… Continue reading

The Sun During March

  Due to the Earth’s annual revolution, the line of sight between the Sun and the background constellations is constantly changing. This appears as the Sun moving east through the constellations of the zodiac. During March, the Sun appears to be moving from the constellation Aquarius to Pisces. In the process, the Sun crosses the celestial equator, an invisible circle… Continue reading

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