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Today Is The First Day Of Spring

In 2014, spring begins with the vernal equinox on March 20 at 12:57 P.M.

There are two equinoxes every year – in March and September – when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal. Seasons are opposite on either side of the equator, so the equinox in March is also known as the "spring equinox" in the northern hemisphere. However, in the southern hemisphere, it's known as the "autumnal (fall) equinox".

The Vernal Equinox

Ah, spring! This season brings increasing daylight, warming tempe­ratures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna.

The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are appro­ximately equal everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and west. On the first day of spring—the vernal equinox—day and night are each appro­ximately 12 hours long

At the equinoxes, the tilt of Earth relative to the Sun is zero, which means that Earth’s axis neither points toward nor away from the Sun. (However, the tilt of Earth relative to its plane of orbit, called the ecliptic plane, is always about 23.5 degrees.)

So Spring is officially here you need to start planning your projects for this year.  Does your garden need a makeover?  Do you need some new paving, fencing or a new wall? Or maybe you’re going to do some much needed home improvements inside the house.

What ever you are planning to do come along to Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire for all your DIY needs.

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