Spring is Here!

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It’s the day warm weather fans have been waiting months for: TODAY is the first day of spring!

Spring officially arrived at 12:15 p.m. this afternoon, when the sun was directly over the equator, marking the spring (aka vernal) equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere. For the folks down under in the Southern Hemisphere, it is the first day of autumn.

The word equinox is derived from two Latin words: aequus (equal) and nox (night), according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.