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Sunday marks the first astronomical day spring around the Northern Hemisphere.
The vernal equinox occurs when c the sun crosses Earth the equator line.
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According to EarthSkyit will take place at 11:33 a.m. EDT or 3:33 p.m. UTC.
The site emphasizes that time the vernal equinox, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. So everywhere except the poles.
Almanac of the Old Farmer explains that the Northern Hemisphere begins to lean more toward the sun after that date, leading to higher temperatures and longer daylight hours.
However, in the southern hemisphere, the equinox marks the beginning of autumn.
The publication explained that the word equinox comes from the Latin words “equal night”, and that the vernal equinox falls every year on March 19, 20 or 21.
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However, meteorologists and climatologists to consider March 1 the beginning of spring.
While astronomical seasons are based on the Earth’s position relative to the Sun, “climatological” or “meteorological” seasons are divided into three-month periods depending on the temperatures that could be expected during each season.
The transition seasons are three months between winter and summer, so the climatic spring is from March 1 to May 31 and climatic autumn from September 1 to November 30.
Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to predict that much of the U.S. will be watching temperatures above average this season.
In addition, weather forecasters predict a long and persistent drought in the West, where below-average rainfall is most likely, for the second year in a row.
“A severe or exceptional drought has persisted in some parts of the West since the summer of 2020, and the drought has spread to the southern plains and lower Mississippi Valley,” said John Gotschalk, head of the NOAA’s Climate Forecast Center’s Operations Forecasting Division. “Due to the fact that almost 60% of the continental United States is experiencing drought from minor to exceptional, this is the largest drought coverage we have seen in the United States since 2013.”
Lower-than-average temperatures are most likely in the Northwest Pacific and Southeast Alaska.