Vernal Equinox

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019: Vernal Equinox

In 2019, the Vernal Equinox falls on Wednesday, March 20 at 5:58 P.M. EDT.

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.