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Satellite imagery provides bird’s eye view of Earth at the change of seasons

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 12:50pm MDT

Satellite imagery provides bird’s eye view of Earth at the change of seasons. Pretty neat imagery and explanation from NASA: Enjoy the Equinox! Every year, there are two equinoxes. One is in March; the other is in September. In 2014, the March equinox falls on March 20, 2014. On the equinoxes, the sun shines directly […]

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Image captures the start of spring as seen from space

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 2:35pm MDT

Spring officially began this morning at 5:02am MDT.  It is during this time, the vernal equinox, that the Earth’s axis is not tilted toward or away from the Sun.  As a result equal amounts of the Sun’s light are directed to the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Soon after the event this morning one of NOAA’s […]

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