Thursday, March 20, 2014

Vernal Equinox, 2014!

The vernal equinox, which occurs on March 20 or 21 each year and signals the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, is also the autumnal equinox—the first day of autumn—
in the Southern Hemisphere!
(The autumnal equinox in the north, which occurs 
in late September, is the 
first day of spring south of the equator.)
Fun Fact About the First Day of Spring:
If you were standing on the equator during either the vernal or autumnal equinox, you would see the sun pass directly overhead, the only two times in the year when that is true.

Here is a link to a video from Brainpop Jr. to
help explain the Vernal Equinox!


What do you like about spring?

Do you have springtime hobbies or activities?


  1. Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class,

    My favorite things about Spring is that my favorite fruit, passion fruit starts to blossom on the vine in our yard. Additionally, I like that the grass begins to fill in more on the soccer fields and that it rains during Spring which will hopefully help California with the drought. Did you know the current drought in California might be one of the biggest droughts on record for California?

    During the Spring, basketball has ended so I can focus on practicing and playing soccer. Also, because the weather starts to get warmer your pool water will get heated by the sun and you will be able to swim again.


  2. Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class,
    My favorite things to do during spring are soccer, going on vacation, swimming, and playing with friends. I also like going to museums and other places. During spring the weather gets warm, you have a better chance of going swimming because the pool can be warmed by the sun. I can’t wait till spring break. I hope everyone will have a good spring break!

  3. Dear Mrs. Ranney and class,

    What I like about the spring is that my backyard is never deserted. If it was deserted then it would be a big pile of dirt. In spring my backyard's grass grows and the flowers bloom. I can even start swimming in my pool during the day time because the weather is warm. I can also play tennis, and it doesn't get dark until late. My favorite part about spring is the spring break, and that is what I like best about spring.

    Your friend,


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