First Day of Spring 2015: Vernal Equinox | Farmer’s Almanac

March 20, 2015

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Well, technically Spring beings at 6:45pm EDT, so Friday is the last DAY of WINTER here in the Northeast, and we have snow ushering in the Equinox in the late afternoon, but by Saturday, it will be above freezing again. Once I see Crocuses and purple Squill (the ground is still covered with snow at the moment) then it will really feel like Spring has arrived. -PB

First Day of Spring 2015: Vernal Equinox
| Farmer’s Almanac

When does spring 2015 begin? On this page, get informed about the vernal equinox, spring weather—and a solar eclipse!

  • Astronomically speaking, the March equinox occurs when the Sun crosses the celestial equator on its way north along the ecliptic.  In the Northern Hemisphere, the March equinox is known as the vernal, or spring, equinox, and marks the start of the spring season.

In the Southern Hemisphere, this equinox is known as…

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