We greet the first day of the new season with the spring equinox, but what is it, exactly? And why does the first day of spring change? Coming up. But first, a hat.
We decided on a fedora. Hattingdon always looks fine in a fedora. We put in the spring like colors of blue for the sky, yellow for the sun, and green for the um . . . greenery!
The Farmer’s Almanac tells us:
The first day of spring is Monday, March 20, 2023, at 5:24 p.m. EDT. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, this was marked by the arrival of the Vernal Equinox (otherwise known as the “First Point of Aries.”).
Vernal translates to “new” and “fresh,” and equinox derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night).
So what does that mean? Essentially, our hours of daylight—the period of time each day between sunrise and sunset—have been growing slightly longer each day since the winter solstice in December, which is the shortest day of the year (at least in terms of light). Read more »