First Day Of Spring Is Thursday
THURSDAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING
(CNN) – Thursday is the first day of spring.
And, the season is starting earlier than it has in more than a century.
Spring usually begins March 20th or March 21st.
But, this year the vernal equinox is March 19th.
The Northern Hemisphere starts springtime when it sees equal stretches of light and darkness in a day.
The middle of those periods will fall at 11:50 PM Eastern time this year.
But, scientists aren’t crediting a brave groundhog for the early season.
They say it’s due to leap years, centuries, and the earth’s path around the sun.
Spring hasn’t sprung this early since 1896.