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2019 Spring Equinox In New Hampshire: Wednesday, March 20 at 5:58 pm (Eastern); 21:58 Greenwich.

by Anura Guruge


Happy Spring Equinox 2019.

[It is also called the Vernal Equinox
— that being the Latin for ‘Spring’.]

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I also share with you “Spring“.

Please enjoy.


Sunrise/Sunset for New Hampshire as of the
2019 Spring Equinox.

Notice that it is NOT EXACTLY 12 hours of sunlight on the Equinox.
That is mainly because we are so good at measuring time.
It has to do with the so called precession of the Earth’s axis.
Our rotation WOBBLES like a spinning top.

From, of course (where else), ‘timeanddate.com‘.

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Use link below for original.

Click here for the ‘timeanddate.com’ original.


As is my custom let me also please share some
catching ‘Allegories of Spring’.


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by Anura Guruge

2018 Spring Equinox In New Hampshire: Tuesday, March 20 at 12:15 pm (Eastern); 16:15 Greenwich.

by Anura Guruge


Happy Spring Equinox 2018.

[It is also called the Vernal Equinox
— that being the Latin for ‘Spring’.]

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I also share with you Donovan’s haunting
“Lullaby of Spring”

Please enjoy.


Sunrise/Sunset for New Hampshire as of the
2018 Spring Equinox.

Notice that it is NOT EXACTLY 12 hours of sunlight on the Equinox.
That is mainly because we are so good at measuring time.
It has to do with the so called precession of the Earth’s axis.
Our rotation WOBBLES like a spinning top.

From, of course (where else), ‘timeanddate.com‘.

Click to ENLARGE and view here.
Use link below for original.

Click here for the ‘timeanddate.com’ original.


As is my custom let me also please share some
catching ‘Allegories of Spring’.


Related posts:
Search ‘Spring Equinox’.
Check Category ‘astronomy’.


by Anura Guruge

2017 Spring Equinox In New Hampshire: Monday, March 20 at 6:29 am (Eastern); 10:29 Greenwich.

by Anura Guruge


Happy Spring Equinox 2016.

[It is also called the Vernal Equinox
— that being the Latin for ‘Spring’.]

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John William North (British), 1888–90


I also share with you, “The Beauty of Spring”.

Please enjoy.


Sunrise/Sunset for New Hampshire as of the
2017 Spring Equinox.

Notice that it is NOT EXACTLY 12 hours of sunlight on the Equinox.
That is mainly because we are so good at measuring time.
It has to do with the so called precession of the Earth’s axis.
Our rotation WOBBLES like a spinning top.

From, of course (where else), ‘timeanddate.com‘.

Click to ENLARGE and view here.
Use link below for original.


Click here for the ‘timeanddate.com’ original.


Related posts:
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by Anura Guruge

2016 Spring Equinox In New Hampshire Will Be On Sunday, March 20 at 12:30 am (Eastern); 04:30 Greenwich.

by Anura Guruge


Happy Spring Equinox 2016.

As is my custom let me please share some
catching ‘Allegories of Spring‘.

[It is also called the Vernal Equinox
— that being the Latin for ‘Spring’.]

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Polish Jerzy Siemiginowski-Eleuter (c. 1660 – c. 1711).

Thought to be British (Scottish) Arthur Henry Jenkins (1871 – 1940).

German Alexander Bruckmann (1806 – 1852).

German Johannes Kleinschmidt (1858 – 1905).


I also share with you, “Sunrise, Sunset”
from “Fiddler on the Roof“.

Please enjoy.

sprin2016fiddler

Click to access YouTube video.


Sunrise/Sunset for New Hampshire up to/after the
March 20, 2016 Spring Equinox.

Notice that it is NOT EXACTLY 12 hours of sunlight on the Equinox.
That is mainly because we are so good at measuring time.
It has to do with the so called precession of the Earth’s axis.
Our rotation WOBBLES like a spinning top.

From, of course (where else), ‘timeanddate.com‘.

Click to ENLARGE and view here.
Use link below for original.


Click here for the ‘timeanddate.com’ original.


Related posts:
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++++ Check Category ‘astronomy’ >>>>


by Anura Guruge

Today, March 20, 2013, Is The Spring (Vernal) Equinox At 7:02 AM (Eastern), 11:02 GMT.

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by
Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Spring (Vernal) Equinox 2013 … Feb. 5, 2013.


We are there at least per our relationship with the Sun.
It is now downhill all the way to Summer.

You would never know that in New Hampshire. We had a ton of snow today.





A diagram I did for yet another unfinished book!

A diagram I did for yet another unfinished book!


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Click to ENLARGE. Take a minute to savor this classic by Botticelli. Primavera, the ‘Allegory of Spring’.


Past Google Doodles for the Spring Equinox.

Past Google Doodles for the Spring Equinox.


Spring in Italy, with its Mediterranean climate, would start in March. The spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, when the length of the day and that of night are closest to being equal occurs around March 20 or 21. The equinoxes, is also when the sun, in a given geography, will rise as close to due east as it ever gets.

We have two equinoxes a year, six months apart. So the other one is in September, around the 22nd or 23rd.

In the Northern Hemisphere, following the spring equinox, the point where the Sun rises each day will shift to the northeast, on a daily basis, reaching the furthest point northeast on the day of the summer solstice (the distance between the two points more pronounced as you move away from the equator). Then, each day, the sun rise point will start moving back towards the east reaching the east most point come the September equinox. Following that, up until the winter solstice in December, the sun rise direction starts drifting to the southeast. After this solstice, the sun rise direction again starts moving back, slowly, towards the east ….

Our early ancestors, even when they were dwelling in caves, carefully observed the daily motions of the sun and the moon. In time they recognized and learnt the unvarying, regular patterns of when and where the Sun would rise (and set), as the seasons changed as made apparent by the changes in temperature and the growth cycles of trees and plants.

They also used various ‘uprights,’ whether it be sticks, tree trunks or stone columns, as early sun dials, to track, measure and understand how the length and angle of shadows caused by the Sun changed during the day, as well as on a daily basis – the day-to-day changes occurring per a repeating pattern, punctuated by the equinoxes and solstices. It, however, took quite a few millennia (probably between four to six) before all the physics associated with equinoxes and solstices would be accurately sorted out – finally coming to terms, around the 17th century, that the Earth revolved around the Sun, rather than the other way around, being a crucial step.

Spring (Vernal) Equinox 2013: March 20, 2013 At 7:02 AM (Eastern), 11:02 GMT. Celebrate With Revels MA.

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by
Anura Guruge


Last two related posts:
>> Christmas Revels 2012 in Dartmouth, NH: A Stupendous Success —
>>Dec. 17, 2012.

>> Christmas Revels in Cambridge, MA. Sold Out — Dec. 21, 2012.


That is just 43 days away!

After that is all downhill towards Summer.


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Click here to visit the Revels Web page for this event.

We have only been to Christmas Revels. Thinking about going to this. It looks like a lot of fun, especially if the weather is kind. I had a look. Revels North, the ones who do the amazing Christmas Revels at Dartmouth each year, do not appear to have anything planned for the Spring Equinox. I can understand. They have their hands full with the Solstice shows they do.

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