Vernal equinox oddities, grow your own salad greens, gorgeous galaxies!

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, March 18, 2019

earth awakens

The Earth awakes: Already her deep heart
Begins to stir, and send its life abroad.

–Thomas Buchanan Read (1822–72)

Monday, March 18, 2019
77th day of the year


Bonnie Blair (speedskater, Olympic gold medalist) was born on this day in 1964.
Fess Parker (actor) died on this day in 2010.


 
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Vernal Equinox Facts

Vernal Equinox Oddities
This year, the vernal equinox falls on Wednesday, March 20. Are day and night equal on this day? Does the Sun rise exactly east and set exactly west? Learn about the March equinox from Bob Berman, Almanac astronomer.
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Gorgeous Galaxies!

Spring is Galaxy Time!
Did you know that spring is galaxy time? More galaxies are visible from March to mid-May, early in the evening. I thought I’d share some information and photos of these galaxies!
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How to Grow Your Own Salad Greens
Growing your own salad greens will put a world of fresh ingredients at your fingertips. Whether you are a gourmet salad lover who likes to experiment with interesting greens or someone who just wants to have your own homegrown lettuce, your choices are only limited by the seeds you can find and the space you have.
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