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Friday, March 19, 2010

Eve of Winters End

Colorado weather is so very ironic on this last day of winter.  The snow has been hurtling like daggers from the above, causing very cold temperatures and lots of school closures and others around the state.  Funny, I always thought of the vernal equinox, or first day of Spring coming rather than the last day of winter.  Especially today, March 19, 2010.
           
                                                          

At approximately or precisely (whichever you want to believe) 1:32 pm tomorrow, the sun will cross directly over the equator making day and night equal in length.  It would be nice if we see the sun tomorrow!

This event was marked by many previous peoples from cultures world wide.  The Egyptians built the Great Sphinx so it points directly toward the rising sun on the day of the vernal equinox. Machu Picchu, the Inca castle in the sky, is considered to be an observatory for events such as the vernal equinox.  I was there in 2000, maybe that's why I feel so strongly about this upcoming event.

Today is definitely being taken note of because it has been like waking up to return to sleep.  Now the eve is more like staying awake time.  Maybe the time change (spring forward) is just catching up, or maybe the sudden weather change is just living up to the March description, in like a lion, out like a lamb.  Except that the lion is roaring, and the closest to finding the origin of that saying is in this cartoon.  Check it out, and have a sunny vernal equinox!

3 comments:

Tiana said...

spring! spring spring! please come come come

Maureen said...

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Maureen said...

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