It may still be frosty around North Bay, but spring is officially HERE. The vernal equinox is today.
The astronomical event marks the start of spring in the northern hemisphere, which means longer days are on the way and people around the world will celebrate fresh starts and warmer days!
Why is it called the vernal equinox and what happens during it?
The word “vernal” comes from the Latin word for spring, while equinox literally means “equal night” (equi means equal and nox means night) as both night and day last for an equal amount of time. So starting today, the days going to get longer and warmer.