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Welcome Vernal Equinox!

Did you feel a spring in your step at  7:02 A.M. this morning?  If so, you have a great read on the axis points of the earth and the fact that they are not facing the sun.  Today marks the official first day of spring — also called the vernal equinox.   It is the one day of the year when days and nights are considered to be close to equal everywhere on the planet.

Can you balance and egg on it’s end today?

One way to celebrate the first day of spring and the unique axis points of the earth is to try to balance an egg on end.  Folklore (and some equinox geeks) profess this to be true.  I have never tried this….so if you get it to work, send a photo and I will share it on the blog.

The best part of March 20, it marks the official beginning of longer days for us!


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First Day of Spring

As of 1:14 am, it is officially spring 2012.   What does this mean?  The first day of spring the day when the earth has an equal amount of day and night as it crosses the equator.

Most of us think of it as the marker for more sunlight, warmer temps and spring flowers.

This has been a most unusual winter in that we have had more sunshine, less snow and a some summer like days.

Wherever you are today, HAPPY SPRING from Georgetown Elementary in Hudsonville, Michigan!

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Don’t forget to SPRING on Sunday!

springaheadSunday, March 13 marks the beginning of daylight savings time.  CBS Fast Draw has a great animated video that explains the logic of springing ahead and falling back.

The first day of spring is March 20, 2011.  Oh, how happy I am to see these two March days approaching on our calendar.  I am ready to have some SPRING in my step.