Thursday, March 20, 2008

Mother Nature's Spring Trick!

Well Mother Nature wanted to make sure that the northeast didn't forget her ability to dump excessive amounts of snow on us. In her hopefully final snowy farewell, she dumped a snowy, rainy mess in Maine. Northern Maine is on pace to break the snowiest winter ever with over 180 inches of snow!

The "view" from my road

I found this interesting article on the internet explaining the equinox.
"The word “equinox” comes from Latin and means “equal nights.” Around March 20, sunrise and sunset are about twelve hours apart everywhere on Earth. Because of that, a lot of people think that day and night are of equal length on March 20. But actually the day is a little longer than the night on this date. There are a few reasons for that. Sunrise occurs when the top of the sun (not the center) is on the horizon. But the sun actually appears to be above the horizon when it is in fact still below it. That’s because Earth’s atmosphere refracts or “bends” light coming from the sun, so we see the sun a couple of minutes before it actually rises over the horizon. If you add the daylight that persists after sunset, you’ll find the day on the equinox is several minutes longer than the night."

Mother Nature, Easter is coming this weekend, can you please help the weather so that the Easter Bunny can get to my house safely to deliver my yellow chick peeps?

Enjoy ~SJ

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