Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Spring Equinox

Moonlady Holiday Compilation:

Spring Equinox

In 2013, on March 20 at 11:02 Universal Time, or 6:02 a.m. Central Daylight Time for us in the central U.S., the Sun will cross directly over the Earth’s equator. This moment is known as the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. For the Southern Hemisphere, this is the moment of the autumnal equinox.


Spring Equinox overview

video of seasons caused by axial tilt and Earth orbit

Wikipedia overview

National Geographic – Equinoxes – video


How To Celebrate Spring

Nature’s Cycles

School of the Seasons – spring

Spring celebrations by various faiths – ancient and modern

Pagan celebrations from Circle Sanctuary – text & podcasts

Vernal Equinox Pictures: First-Day-of-Spring Rituals

Special Insights

Archaeological sites with connections to the Equinox  .

Astrology Astronomy of Spring Equinox

A Chinese perspective on the spring equinox

Egg balancing on the Equinox

The Spring Equinox and the Return of Ostara

Sun rises due east and sets due west on the equinox