Spring Equinox News
Today in Pictures: Las Fallas, Diamond Jubilee, and Illinois Primary
start of Noruz, the Afghan new year. Noruz, one of the biggest festivals of the war-scarred nation, marks the spring equinox marks the solar year of 1390. (Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images)
First Day of Spring Free Stuff
This year, the first day of spring, or the vernal equinox, arrives the earliest since the late 19th century. Space.com reports the season has not come this early since 1896. To celebrate the already unseasonably warm weather, here’s a list of free things to either cool...
Today in Pictures: Super Bowl, Pagan Fire Festival, Heavy Snow in Europe
Huddersfield, England. Imbolc is a pagan festival that marks the half-way point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox . (Bethany Clarke/Getty Images) Members of the international organization "Animanaturalis", take part in a
Beware the Ides of March, Dude!
landmark points where Rome shifted from being a republic to being imperial." The Ides of March is now considered the spring equinox , she says. In solar calendars, the Romans referred to the "ides" as either the 15th day of some months or 13th
Party or Protest? Fiery Night in Iran
Tajbakhsh, a scholar with Columbia University accused of espionage. As Persian calendar year 1389 opens with the Spring Equinox , it is fraught with challenges for the Islamic Republic. Growing diplomatic heat over its nuclear program could
Rename April Fools' Day for the French
Year's Day to Jan. 1. Up until then, Europe used the Julian calendar and held New Year's celebrations around the spring equinox , on dates ranging from March 21 to April 1. But news of King Charles' edict spread rather slowly especially in
NOAA Challenges Groundhog
Groundhog Day began as a medieval German celebration marking the midway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox . Data records also show February and March exhibit transitional temperatures. According to National Climactic Data