Thursday marks the first day of spring in the Northern
It is the earliest astronomical spring in more than a century.
During the spring equinox the sun crosses the celestial equator
from south to north.
At the equinox the tilt of Earth relative to the Sun is zero.
After the equinox occurs the Northern Hemisphere tilts toward
and we get longer and sunnier days in the northern hemisphere (yay!).
Spring occurs in the Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) zone at 11:50
According to the
Farmerís Almanac, the last time spring arrived this early
was 124 years ago in 1896.