Happy FIRST DAY OF SPRING!
To be exact,
spring begins precisely
at 12:32 pm CDT today.
It's the measured mark of the VERNAL EQUINOX, when the sun will cross directly over the Earth's equator, at the one precise moment when day and night are equal in length. (Days start getting longer and warmer now, as spring turns to summer, and we put the winter behind us . . . except maybe for one or two days of spring snow which always seem to fall on St. Louis.)
(Translates from the latin: vernal = spring, equinox = equal night.)
And for those countries south of the equator, it's time to gear up for the cooler days of autumn.