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The Vernal Equinox

Spring Has Arrived! The Vernal Equinox What do you get in Springtime (or thereabouts; that’s how we define it), when the Earth rolls around in its orbit to a place where, if we Earthlings were Read more…

Leap Day

First taxes, then Leap Seconds, now this. A Leap Day. We got an extra second tacked onto our clocks at the end of 2015. And an extra day was added February 29, 2016. We never Read more…

The American Grounhog

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is occurs on the day the earth reaches midpoint in orbit between solstice and equinox. February 2nd is an astronomical Cross-Quarter Day, one of four days in the year when the Earth is Read more…