Truly what a beautiful day for the first day of our oncoming spring! My husband's idea was to begin this new season by getting our bikes out of the barn, & trekking off for a ride. It certainly was well worth it, after figuring out just how many layers to put on, as you do tend to warm up fast, after a few up hills & all. This was the first time I ever wore a helmet, as it is an important aspect of riding safely & all. It was always something we provided for our kids when they were growing up, but there need not be an exclusion for any of us, being as safely prepared as possible, so yes, I wore one today, too.
The March Equinox Explained
"The March equinox will occur on March 20 in 2011, marking the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere and fall (autumn) in the southern hemisphere from an astronomical viewpoint. The March equinox will occur at 23:21 (or 11:21pm) at Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on this date."