Vernal Equinox

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Thursday, March 19, 2020: Vernal Equinox

In 2020, the Vernal Equinox falls on Thursday, March 19, at 11:50 P.M. EDT. To learn everything about the March equinox, go to Almanac.com/spring

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.