Happy Vernal Equinox AND National Ravioli Day. It’s Almost Too Much To Handle On The Same Day!Posted: March 20, 2014
Today is the first day of Spring! Woo Hoo! Let’s all do a happy dance! And, as you can clearly see from this field of blueberry bushes in the Blueberry Capital of the World, Hammonton, NJ, summer can not be far behind. You can see that, right?
So today is what is called the vernal equinox. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are approximately equal everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and west.
At the equinoxes, the tilt of Earth relative to the Sun is zero, which means that Earth’s axis neither points toward nor away from the Sun. (However, the tilt of Earth relative to its plane of orbit, called the ecliptic plane, is always about 23.5 degrees.). Ok. Ok.
So, if you see a flower, stop and smell it.
Then have some ravioli for dinner since it also happens to be National Ravioli Day today as well. Go figure.