by Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
Date: 18 March 2013 Time: 05:53 PM ET
Vernal equinox, March 20, 2013.
CREDIT: Starry Night Software
Now this doesn't seem right. When many of us were growing up, the first day of spring was always on March 21, not March 20, right? Now, all of a sudden, spring comes on March 20. How did that happen?
While it's true that we've tended to celebrate the beginning of spring on March 21 in recent years, astronomers and calendar manufacturers alike say that this year, the spring season starts one day earlier, March 20, in all time zones in North America.
More - Link >>> http://www.space.com/20279-spring-begins-early-2013.html
Source: Space.com .
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