Thursday, March 20, 2014

Of Eggs & Equinoxes 2014

 Spring arrived
 this afternoon at 12:57 pm EST.

"The Little Egg That Stood"
Courtesy Daniel Kelly Productions

A ritual old,
amazing to behold...
pristine white,
against deep verdigris green,
this oval wonder
was mean't to be seen!
-Pamela Brida

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.
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.
 the tilt of Earth 
relative to its
 plane of orbit,
 called the ecliptic plane,
 is always about 23.5 degrees.
 Information Source:
 The Old Farmer's Almanac 

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