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Vernal Equinox

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In the Northern Hemisphere, the next vernal or spring equinox occurs on March 19, 2024, at 11:06 P.M. EDT. and marks the astronomical start of the spring season. The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” The vernal, or spring, equinox is the point at which the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator from south to north, signaling the beginning of nature’s renewal in the Northern Hemisphere. To learn everything about this equinox, go to Almanac.com/spring.