The first day of Spring for the Northern Hemisphere was yesterday, Thursday, March 19th. The first day of Spring for the United States and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere is the day the sun crosses the celestial equator moving northward, which usually falls on March 20th or March 21st. The day is known as the Vernal Equinox.
Here are some interesting facts about Spring that you might not have known.
1. When it is Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, its Fall in the Southern Hemisphere.
2. The first day of Spring will have 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness.
3. Spring used to be known as Lent. In the 14th Century the name was changed to Springing Time and in the 15thCentury was changed to Springing. It wasn’t until the 16th Century when it was changed to Spring.
4. Dandelions, Daffodils, Tulips, Iris, Lilies and Lilacs are some of the first flowers to bloom in Spring.
5. Baby birds learn to sing in the Spring.