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Early Sunday half Kids Air Jordan 6 Oreo Online Nz an hour after midnight ET the Earth quietly marked a biannual milestone. (The National Weather Service notes that refraction, among other factors, causes a few minutes' worth of variation, depending on your location on earth.)

That fact has no relation to meteorological spring, which started at the beginning of March, or solar Spring (based on the actual amount of sunlight a region receives), which began in February.

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We took a trip through NPR's archives to uncover a few stories appropriate for the season.

For The Equinox: The Burning of the Socks It's a fashion faux pas among the boating crowd to wear socks with deck Nike Flyknit Air VaporMax 2018 Men's Running Shoes Army Green Black Nz Sale after the vernal equinox. So in Annapolis, Maryland, sailors mark the arrival of the equinox with a oysters, beer and a sock bonfire.

For The Vernal Equinox: Linda Holmes On The Lust For Spring In 2014, Linda wrote a lovely ode to the arrival of spring real spring, not meteorological spring, not astronomical spring. Warm weather, flowers growing, summer on its way spring. Which, for many of us, hasn't landed yet but it's coming.

"It should be old by now, but it isn't. It's amazing. I literally allow myself to be amazed by the effect of the earth going around the sun. It happened again! I think. My part of the globe is once again getting more direct sunlight more of the time! It's as if I feared maybe it wouldn't. Maybe this would be the year that we chugged to a stop and it stayed January forever. Or worse, February. I should, in theory, be no more impressed by the arrival of spring than by the arrival of morning. I happen to have a huge window through which I can watch the sun come up, and I often do at certain times of year. But I don't have feelings about it.