On Wednesday morning, at 7:02 A.M. DST, the earth will be positioned such that the sun is directly over the equator.
The customs surrounding the celebration of the spring equinox were imported from Mediterranean lands, although there can be no doubt that the first inhabitants of the British Isles observed it, as evidence from megalithic sites shows. But it was certainly more popular to the south, where people celebrated the holiday as New Year’s Day, and claimed it as the first day of the first sign of the Zodiac, Aries. However you look at it, it is certainly a time of new beginnings, as a simple glance at nature will prove. (text and image courtesy of Mike Nichols)