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The spring equinox is the first day of spring — astronomically speaking, that is!
It’s also a day where there is almost 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness because the sun is passing directly over the equator. It’s also called the vernal equinox.
Since daytime is measured from the time any part of the sun is visible over the horizon to when the last part of the sun has set, there's actually a little bit more than 12 hours of light.
Equinox comes from the Latin words for equal (aequus) and night (nox) because the day and night were thought to be equal in all parts of the world on this day. After that, we begin to get longer and sunnier days.
It actually changes but it’s always around the end of March — either the 19th, 20th or 21st. In 2021, the spring equinox falls on March 20th.
There is an old story that says that on the spring equinox, you can stand a raw egg upright instead of on its side.
Why not try it and see if it's true?
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