Spring Equinox 2022 – The Eco News


Published March 20, 2022

Celebrating the first day of Spring!

This date is considered the first day of spring under the astronomical calculation of the seasons, which is based on the two equinoxes and solstices.

What does Equinox mean?

Equinoxes get their name from the Latin for “equal night”, and mark the only two points in the year when the equator is the closest part of Earth to the sun, with both the northern and southern hemispheres sharing sunlight equally.

Going forward, the Northern Hemisphere will be more exposed to the sun than the Southern Hemisphere. That’s why it gets increasingly hot as we head toward the summer solstice in June. Who is ready for warmer days, lighter evenings?!

Spring has Sprung! Life begins again.

Spring is the season during which the natural world revives and reinvigorates after the cold, dull winter months. During spring, dormant plants begin to grow again, new seedlings sprout out of the ground and hibernating animals awake. The birthing season also begins for many wild animals!