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    Happy spring all (even though I thought it started tomorrow).

    Sun shining and warm here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberWolf View Post
    Some people got all hoity toity on here last time I mentioned spring starting around the equinox. Or perhaps it was that start of summer being on mid-summers day. Anyway, for the weathermen, spring started on the 1st March, even if most calendars show it as starting around 20/21/22 of March.

    I learnt that statistically the coldest day in the northern hemisphere is 19 January, so having winter ending only 2 weeks later does seem a tad premature. I'm more inclined to go with the Yank and more old fashioned date of the spring equinox too.
    6 weeks later surely?

    That puts the coldest day in the middle of a winter that ends on 1 March, which seems reasonable to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2p2 View Post
    Spring is sprung
    The grass is riz
    I wonder where the boidies is?
    They say the boids is on the wing.
    That's absoid! The wings is on the boid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Doggy Styles View Post
    6 weeks later surely?

    That puts the coldest day in the middle of a winter that ends on 1 March, which seems reasonable to me.
    Oops, yes. 1st march seems about right after all.

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    Happy Vernal Equinox everybody!

    For those thinking it's tomorrow: the Equinoxes and Solstices change time and thus sometimes date each year due to the fact that the Earth doesn't orbit the Sun in exactly one year. So some years the Vernal Equinox will be on the 20th, other years on the 21st

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    Happy Vernal Equinox everybody!

    For those thinking it's tomorrow: the Equinoxes and Solstices change time and thus sometimes date each year due to the fact that the Earth doesn't orbit the Sun in exactly one year. So some years the Vernal Equinox will be on the 20th, other years on the 21st
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    British Summer Time starts on the 25th, so things are really starting to crack on towards more clement weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suityou01 View Post
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    I think it was in 1987 that a load of us (more than five hundred I reckon) turned up at Stonehenge preparing to celebrate the Winter Solstice on 21st December. The English Heritage folk got terribly confused, as the previous year it had been on the 20th. They were fine with opening up the stones to us once they'd realised their mistake, and a good, if extremely cold, time was had by all

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