Hey Space Placers!
Today, March 20, 2014 at 12:57 p.m. EDT Spring (or astronomically speaking the Vernal Equinox) OFFICIALLY and FINALLY arrives for the Northern Hemisphere! Hip, Hip, HORRRRAAAAAYYYYY! For my readers down under it is the Autumnal Equinox or beginning of Fall.
It has been a tough winter for Virginia not used to 4+ feet of snow AND the Polar Vortex plunging temps to being colder than parts of Alaska.
We get our seasons due to the 23.5 degree tilt of the Earth's axis combined with our orbiting the Sun. See this APOD to get a great view of the four seasons from space.
I am hoping for some clear and warmer weather so I can get my 'scope and camera out.
Tomorrow I head to NASA to see Orion!!!!
Sky Guy in VA