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Sprung Again

Sunday 03/20/2011 7:41 AM

With day and night equal lengths today, the sun is crossing the celestial equator. In ancient times, this was called The First Point of Aries because back then, the sun was just entering the constellation of the ram as winter ended. Times change and stars drift (see precession), so today we would probably name it The Second (or Third) Point of Pisces.

Round these parts, though, we just call it spring.

File Under: Equinox, Spring; Holiday, Of Sorts
Music: Gurdjieff & Vassilis Tsabropoulos "Chants, Hymns and Dances"

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