Another Sign Of Spring, The Sun Moving into the Northern Sky.
Here in my backyard in Northeastern Pennsylvania, seeing the sunset is another sure sign Spring is just about here. My house is located on a ridge that runs east to west and my house is on the northern side of the ridge. So, shortly after the autumnal equinox, the first day of fall, I can no longer see the sunset from my back yard. It sets in the southwest and is not visible from my yard all Winter. . I eagerly await for the day in mid March when it returns north. . And that day is here.
On Friday at around 6:45 p.m. the plane of the Earth’s equator passes the exact centre of the Sun, meaning the planet is neither tilted towards or away from the Sun. It appears to us on Earth that the sun is moving into the Northern Hemisphere. In non scientific terms it means longer and warmer days, the return of birds, bees, flowers and trees. A most beautiful time of year, especially after a long and cold Winter like we just had in these parts. And I am not a cold weather lover.
So, we may get some more snow and cold weather here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but when that sun is back in the northern sky it is Spring!!!
I hiked out to some rocks near my house to watch the sunshine and, even though it is cold, temperatures only in the 30’s here, enjoyed listening to the turkeys gobbling, geese honking overhead as they flew north and the newly arrived robins. Here is the link to some more photographs I took of the sunset. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-5/nggallery/blog-photos/green-ridge-sunset-march-18-2015
You got to love this time of year. I sure do
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”
– Charles Dickens