It’s the first day of Spring: Here’s what that really means

The 1st official day of spring is also known as the vernal equinox.

It marks the moment when the sun is directly above the equator, resulting in equal hours of daylight and darkness.

In the Northern Hemisphere, it signifies the start of longer, warmer days and shorter nights.

It's a time for new beginnings, growth, and renewal in nature.

Plants start to bloom, trees grow new leaves, and animals come out of hibernation.

Spring cleaning is a popular tradition to start the season fresh and organized.

It's a time for outdoor activities like picnics, hiking, and gardening.

The vernal equinox has been celebrated by many cultures for thousands of years.

The word "equinox" comes from Latin and means "equal night."

The next equinox will occur on September 22, 2023, marking the start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere.

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