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Fakequinox

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitMar 20, 2010 2:30 PM

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Today, March 20, at 17:32 GMT (1:32 p.m. EST) -- after three months of crawling northward -- the center of the Sun will lie on the celestial equator, heralding the moment of the vernal equinox. Or, more understandably, if somewhat less correctly, spring will arrive. But someone really needs to tell New Mexico (where I'm currently traveling). I don't think the weather watches the news here.

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