Astronomical Spring Coming to Earth’s Northern Hemisphere on March 20
Astronomical spring will come in the Northern Hemisphere on March 20 – the day of the vernal equinox. This was reported by the press service of the Moscow Planetarium, noting that after that daylight hours will become longer than night.
It is noted that on March 12, the Sun passed from the constellation Aquarius to the constellation Pisces and by March 20 approached the celestial equator, which will be crossed on Saturday at 12:37 Moscow time. An astronomical spring will come in the northern hemisphere of the planet, and autumn in the southern hemisphere, writes TASS , referring to representatives of the planetarium.
On the days of the equinoxes, the Sun equally illuminates the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. “Wherever you are on Earth these days, on the entire planet, day is equal to night. From March 20, daylight hours in the Northern Hemisphere will begin to increase, and night will decrease,” the experts noted.
At the latitude of Moscow, the length of the day in March will increase from 10 hours 46 minutes to 13 hours 5 minutes, and the height of the Sun at noon will change from 26 to 38 degrees.