Vernal Equinox Date and Time?

The Vernal Equinox 2011 is the moment when the sun crosses the plane of the Earth’s equator into the Northern Hemisphere.
I know we're near that date because March is about to end, but I don't know the exact date and time.

The word “equinox” means equal night. On the Vernal Equinox, we have approximately 12 hours of daylight over every point on the globe.
Can anyone let me know the date and time of the 2011 Vernal Equinox? I would like to know the eastern time.

asked by Hailee in Astronomy & Space | 3921 views | 03-21-2011 at 03:52 AM

The cold, snowy winter 2011 is fading into history with Sunday evening's vernal equinox beginning astrological spring.
At 7:21 p.m. EST spring begins in the Northern Hemisphere as defined by International Astronomical Union.

The vernal equinox is a time of new beginnings, both temporal and astrological.
Across the planet today, there are approximately equal amounts of daylight and sunlight.

answered by Leah | 03-21-2011 at 04:09 AM

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