Saturday, March 20, 2010

Vernal Equinox 2010




According to the
U.S. Naval Observatory:
Mar 20, 2010
  
Vernal Equinox 
  
10:32 PM PST
 
 
 
 
Here is a video from Discovery Education to
 
help explain the Vernal Equinox!




video video


What do you like about spring?

Do you have springtime hobbies or activities?

18 comments:

  1. Happy Spring Everyone!
    With the wonderful weather we have today, I'm really enjoying the first day of spring. First of all, this morning I took a 3 mile walk at a local park. When I was finished with my walk, I visited the nursery to purchase flowers and tomatoes to plant in my backyard. Finally, Mr. Ranney and I worked the rest of the morning and all afternoon in our yard. He was picking the last of our oranges and trimming the tree, while I planted what I had bought. We did stop for a pleasant lunch break and enjoyed feeding our backyard birds and squirrels as well.
    I hope you're all enjoying the first day of spring as much as I am!
    Sincerely,
    Mrs. Ranney

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  2. Dear Mrs.Ranney,

    I love the new post. I like the spring weather because you can play outside. I play basketball so I will play that. What do you like about spring? I like spring.

    Best,
    Jake :D :) :-D :-)

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  3. Dear Mrs. Ranney and class,

    What a gorgeous day in beautiful California. The sky is clear, the air temperature is 76°F (24°C), and many trees and plants are starting to come to life! The local hills are a blanket of green after all that winter rain. In addition, purple and pink lupine are popping up on the hill behind the school. So lovely!

    I'm looking forward to getting outside for some exercise! Poor little Violet (my bike) has been stuck in the garage for months and is raring to go! Tomorrow I am going to the local nursery to get some herbs and flowers to plant in my garden.

    Can you tell I'm happy about the vernal equinox?

    :-)
    Mrs. Yollis

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  4. Dear Jake,
    You certainly have been a busy blogger today! I think you set a new record for the most comments in one day! I hope you enjoyed the day and had a great time playing basketball.
    My favorite thing about spring is all the flowers that begin blooming. My favorite activities in spring are hiking in Malibu Canyon and planting my vegetable garden!
    Have a great spring weekend.
    Regards,
    Mrs. Ranney

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  5. Dear Mrs. Ranney,


    I plant flowers and sometimes veggies. My favorite veggies are carrots, celery, squash, and asparagus. What is your favorite plant?

    Sincerely,
    Aaliyah :-)

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  6. Dear Mrs.Ranney,

    I love spring because the weather perfect! It's not too hot, it's not too cold, it's just right. It also stays light till about 7:30 at night. This gives me time to play baseball, which is my favorite spring sport. Do you like to hike in the spring?

    Best,
    Carson

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  7. Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    I thought that the new post about Vernal Equinox is great, interesting, and fascinating. Continents such as Europe, Asia, and Australia have the season fall when we have the season spring. I like spring mostly because it is a mixture of cold weather and hot weather at the same time. What I like about spring is that I could usually play on my basketball court outside. My springtime hobbies are to play handball with my sister Taylor, and to play football with my dad or my friends. Last year when it was spring, I remember having a good experience when I shot my basketball into the hoop. Then it missed and bounced into my neighbors backyard. My opinion about spring is that it is a perfect time to play outside and to ride bikes. I love the season spring.
    Sincerely,
    Andrew S. :-) :-) :-D

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  8. Dear Mrs Ranney,

    I love spring because the weather is beautiful. I'm really looking forward to going to the nursery to purchase flowers for our yard. I love to plant because it's very therapeutic for me.
    Sincerely,
    Stacie
    ( Andrew's mom)

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  9. Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    I am very excited about the new post because Vernal Equinox is the time we celebrate Persian New Year. Every year my family and I gather at that time to welcome spring together, and that's how I know this year it was at 10:32 A.M. and not P.M.!
    Sincerely,
    Roxana ;):D

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  10. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I love our spring post. I like how all the flowers start blooming in the spring. I see them all different colors like pink, blue, purple, red and many other colors. Spring is my favorite season. I usually paint a picture of the flowers I see. What do you mostly like to do in spring?

    Best,
    Sara

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  11. Dear Mrs.Ranney,

    I found a fact about the Vernal Equinox. It is when the celestial equator and the ecliptic equator intersect.

    A hobby I like to do is play basketball. I love basketball because it is physical and intense,and I like to play with my friends.

    Sincerely,
    Carson

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  12. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I love spring weather. Every time I see the nice weather I go outside to play. I like to play Chinese Handball. It is a very fun game. I can't wait to see more of spring.


    Best,
    Sara

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  13. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    My favorite thing about spring is how
    the bulbs blossom into flowers. I also love how it gets warmer because
    in the winter it's too cold. My favorite activity in the spring is soccer.
    Sincerely,
    Leanne

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  14. Dear Mrs.Ranney

    I enjoy spring because it's not too hot and it's not too cold. I also like it because daylight savings time starts, so I have more time to play with my friends over the weekend. One of my favorite hobbies is playing withe my friends on my scooter. Another one of my hobbies is going hiking. Finally another one of my hobbies is sometimes playing video games.

    Regards,
    Liam :D :o ;o ;D

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  15. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I love spring because animals are giving birth, plants sprout into beautiful flowers, and it is my birthday in spring.

    My hobbies are to play basketball, practice football, biking around the block, playing with my energetic dog, and exercising on Wii Fit.

    I love the season of spring.

    Best,
    Ethan :) :-0 :-) :D <3`

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  16. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I like our fantastic blog. I like the wonderful spring because it is always sunny, and I can play games outside. I don't like the rain because I can't play outside. It is fun when I get to play basketball, handball, football, and soccer. I like California because it is always sunny and cool. Do you like spring, Mrs. Ranney?

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  17. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I love spring because I can play outside more often. When spring comes, one of my hobbies is basketball. I also watched the Vernal Equinox video. It was so cool! It taught me new things like when the north hemisphere is facing away from the sun, they're having winter and the southern hemisphere is having summer. When the northern hemisphere is even with the sun, the whole world has 12 hours of light and darkness. I love spring!

    Best Wishes,

    Eli:)

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  18. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I loved the video, and I learned a lot of facts about spring that I didn't know about. One fact I learned was that when it is spring here in California, it is autumn in the southern hemisphere.

    I have a hobby for the spring, and that is basketball. Another sport I like to play in the spring is football. Do you have a hobby?

    If I had to choose which I like more, basketball or football, I would have to choose football! Do you like to watch basketball or football? When I play football after school, I play with Cameron, Eli, Carson, Andrew, and Jack! I also like to play football in my backyard. I usually play at the quarter back position or the wide receiver. I like to play at wide receiver because I am good at catching.

    Another reason I like spring time, is because I enjoy the warm weather. The warm weather allows me to play outside.

    Best wishes,

    Andy

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