Fun facts about Spring

Fun facts about Spring

Whitney - March 27, 2018

Spring is one of the four conventional temperate seasons, following winter and preceding summer. There are various technical definitions of spring, but local usage of the term varies according to local climate, cultures and customs. When it is spring in the Northern Hemisphere, it is autumn in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. At the spring, or vernal, equinox, days are approximately 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses.


?    The first day of spring is called the vernal equinox. The term "vernal" is derived from the latin translation for "spring" and equinox is latin for "equal night".


?    On the first day of spring, a person at the North Pole would see the sun skimming across the horizon, beginning six months of uninterrupted daylight. A person at the South Pole would see the sun skimming across the horizon, signaling the start of six months of darkness.


?    Spring almost always arrives on March 20 or 21, but sometimes on the 19th. The reason the equinoxes and solstices don’t always come on the same day is that Earth doesn’t circle the sun in exactly 365 days.


?    For the Japanese, the opening of the cherry blossom, Japan’s national flower, in March or April signals the start of spring.


?    The

first spring flowers

are typically lilacs, irises, lilies, tulips, daffodils, and dandelions.


?    Tornadoes are most common in the spring and least common in winter.


?    Honeybees are more likely to swarm during the spring. They swarm as a way to start new colonies from successful ones. Surprisingly, swarming honeybees are very docile and the most friendly they will ever be all year.


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