Spring 2021 (Northern Hemisphere) 春分の日 2021
The vernal (spring) equinox – which scripts the beginning of astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere – will take place on Saturday, March 20, at 5:37 a.m. EDT.
March 20 is the first day of the spring season in the Northern hemisphere and it continues till June 21.
The Google Doodle marked the day with a hedgehog, that has flowers on its back. The doodle also features honey bees buzzing around flowers, which together spell out ‘Google’.
Spring, also known as springtime, is one of the four temperate periods, succeeding winter and preceding summer. There are many technical meanings of spring, but local usage of the term differs giving to local climate, cultures and customs. When it is spring 春分の日 in the Northern Hemisphere, it is autumn in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. At the spring (or vernal) equinox, days and nights are approximately twelve hours long, with daytime length increasing and nighttime length lessening as the Season progresses.
Spring and “springtime” refer to the period, and also to ideas of reawakening, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. Subtropical and tropical areas have climates better labelled in terms of other seasons, e.g. dry or wet, monsoonal or cyclonic. Philosophies may have local names for seasons which have little equivalence to the terms originating in Europe.
Spring equinox 2021 reaches on Saturday, March 20, taking its nearly perfect balance of daytime and nighttime all everywhere the world.
The time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator, when day and night are of approximately equal length (about September 22 and March 20).
At the equinox, the angle of the Earth is zero comparative to the Sun, and the northern and southern hemispheres receive about equal amounts of the Sun’s rays.
Spring Season 2021 – Today the search engine Google has shared an interactive animated colorful Google Doodle celebrates Spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
Happy Spring Season!
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