The last moments of Winter

Well,we have made it through another long cold season known as winter and I for one am glad that it is over!.Although the winter chill and wind are still here,it is only a matter of time before birds begin chirping ,flowers begin to bloom and the smell of freshly cut grass fills the air.

The Vernal Equinox (the beginning of spring)occurs at 00:07 UT March 21,which is  8:07pm March 20 on the East coast of the USA.The Vernal Equinox is the point at which the sun is directly over the Equator,resulting in 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness.

As I said at the beginning of the post.The Winter cold and wind are still with us.It is a beautiful clear night except for the gusting wind,which at times has been gusting to  30 MPH.Not good for observing!.I did however get some images of a 6% waxing crescent moon and a very bright Venus with my DSLR.



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