VERNAL EQUINOX 2018

It had been said that the equinoxes are windows to the universe.  In many episodes featured in cable television, much debate had been placed on the Mayan pyramids and structures.  Its visibility from the heavens had amazed so many people which left them guessing why the Mayan calendar ended on the December solstice of 2012.

When is the Vernal Equinox in 2018?

Vernal Equinox is on March 20, 2018, a Tuesday.

Vernal Equinox usually occurs in the planet Earth on the 20th of March each year.

The Origin and Purpose of the Vernal Equinox:

The Vernal or Spring Equinox occurs in Earth when the sun is at the peak of the equator.

The equinox occurs twice in a year, and in this year, the Vernal Equinox will be on March 20 while the Autumn Equinox will be on September 23.  On both days, the day and night are of equal length in time marking the first day of spring.

Due to the direct sunlight received by the planet on this day, temporary disruptions have been noted on communication satellites.  The earth’s poles, north and south, are also not tilted on this eventful day.  Animals awake from their winter hibernation and flowers bloom signifying the renascence of fauna and flora.

The celebration of the Vernal Equinox:

Around the date of the Vernal Equinox, various countries and religions hold festivals, such as, Now Raz, Passover, Easter and the Mayan human sacrificial ceremony at the main pyramid, El Castillo, at Chichen Itza, Mexico.

Modern observance of this event consist of making of Easter baskets, colouring eggs in preparation for the Easter egg hunt and gardening or planting flowers and trees.  It is also the best time to do some animal watching or feeding.

When is the Vernal Equinox in 2019?

Vernal equinox is on March 20, 2019, a Wednesday.