The first day of Spring 2020 is here. The spring equinox shows up in the Northern Hemisphere on Thursday on 19 March. There are only two days in the year in which day and night have equal length.
The word “equinox” has taken from Latin, which means equal and night. 19 March 2020 is the first day of Spring in the northern hemisphere, but in the southern hemisphere, it is the first day of fall.
Google is celebrating it with a hot air balloon for both. Google Doodle has shared two photos on his twitter, and Google shared two photos, one for spring and another for fall.
Is 21 March, the first day of spring?
No. In the Northern Hemisphere, spring begins on 19, 20 or 21 March. Today 19 March 2020 is the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. Usually, it occurs on 21 March, but now it occurred earlier.
What happens on the 1st day of spring?
On the equinoxes, the Sun sparkles legitimately on the equator, and the length of day and night is almost equivalent – yet not exactly.
The March or Vernal Equinox is the point at which the Sun crosses the celestial equator, moving from south to north. Scientists consider this as the first day of spring.
WHEN DO THE SEASONS BEGIN?
Every season has both meteorological and astronomical start. The astronomical start depends on the position of the Sun comparable to the Earth. In contrast, the meteorological beginning date depends on the year schedule and the yearly temperature cycle.
For example, this year, according to astronomical, it begins on 19 March. On the other hand, according to meteorological, it starts on 1 March.