18 Mar SPRING EQUINOX 2016
Spring is in the air, and this weekend sees the vernal equinox – which traditionally marks the beginning of the spring season in the Northern Hemisphere.
If you live in the UK, that hopefully means the daffodils are blooming, blossom is on the trees, Easter is near, and lambing season is well underway.
Here’s everything you need to know about the FIRST DAY OF SPRING .
Why does the equinox happen?
The equinox occurs because of the tilt of the earth in relation to the Sun. This is what causes the seasons.
The Earth’s tilt is 23.5 degrees relative to the plane of its orbit and means that, although one revolution of the planet takes 24 hours, it’s different depending on the time of year.
During the summer time, the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun, so we get long days as more light falls on this part of the planet.
CLOCK GO FORWARD EASTER WEEKEND – NEXT WEEK !!!