What is the Spring Equinox 2024?

Spring Equinox 2024.

Spring Equinox is a wonderful celebration to celebrate but what is it?

The Spring equinox is a special day that happens around March 20th or 21st, and it marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. This year the Spring Equinox in the UK is  Wednesday  20th March 2024, 3:06 am.

On the day of the Spring equinox, the amount of daylight (when the Sun is shining) and darkness (when it’s night) is almost exactly the same all around the world. That means, on this day, we have about the same amount of day and night. The word “equinox” actually comes from the Latin words “aequus,” which means equal, and “nox,” which means night. So, during the Spring equinox, day and night are nearly equal in length.

After the Spring equinox, the days start getting longer, which means more daylight and warmer weather. It’s like a signal to nature that it’s time for plants to start growing, flowers to bloom, and animals to become more active. It’s a wonderful time when everything comes to life after the colder winter months.

The Spring equinox is like a special moment when the Earth gets ready for warmer and sunnier days, and we can enjoy the beauty of spring!

Check out our Spring Resources Library.

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Spring Equinox image of the Earth

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