Spring is officially here! Today is the Spring Equinox – that day in spring when the amount of daylight and night is just about equal (happens twice each year, once in spring and once in fall). For a little more official definition here is what Wikipedia says.
“An equinox occurs when the plane of Earth’s Equator passes the center of the Sun. At that instant, the tilt of Earth’s axis neither inclines away from nor towards the Sun. The two annual equinoxes are the only times when the subsolar point—the place on Earth’s surface where the center of the Sun is exactly overhead—is on the Equator, and, consequently, the Sun is at zenith over the Equator. The subsolar point crosses the equator, moving northward at the March equinox and southward at the September equinox.”
We also get the bonus of this being the day of a solar eclipse (not visible in North America) and a Super Moon. An article in today’s USA Today (by Doyle Rice) quotes AccuWeather’s definition of the Supermoon as a full or new moon that occurs during the moon’s closest approach to Earth on its elliptical orbit.
All of these are good reasons to get out and enjoy the weather, the view and the advent of Spring here in Stillwaters Estates.
Quote of the Week:
“No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn.” – Hal Borland
Happenings this week:
Wednesday, March 25th: Glass Jewelry Show and Sale in the Music Parlor at Colonial Residence, here in Stillwaters. The show and sale goes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jewelry by Hazel Breckenridge.
Thursday, March 26th: Used Book Sale March 26th-28th at The Lewis County Mall, with books, DVDs, audio books, records, and puzzles! To donate, call 748-6383. Proceeds go toward two scholarships for Lewis County women attending college, sponsored by the American Association of University Women.
Thursday, March 26th: Potluck night here at Stillwaters! Dinner starts promptly at 6 p.m. so bring your best dish to share and a plate to put it on. Silverware, cups and napkins are provided. This is a great time to meet new (and old) neighbors.
Weather: Springy weather – some rain, some sun and mostly unpredictable weather. The forecast says a mix of clouds, sprinkles and a few rays of sunshine peeking through this next week.