21 / 03 / 2006

SPRING: meaning and examples

Good morning, Today is the first day of spring and for most people, that means looking forward to longer, sunnier, warmer days! Spring is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. Astronomically, it begins with the spring equinox (around March 21 in the Northern Hemisphere, and September 23 in the Southern Hemisphere), and ends with the summer solstice (around June 21 in the Northern Hemisphere and December 21 in the Southern Hemisphere). Severe weather most often occurs during the spring, when warm air begins to invade from lower latitudes while cold air is still pushing from the polar regions. So, don't put away (guardar) your winter coats and gloves, yet! In addition, hot weather can occur during springtime, even shortly after freezing weather. Start looking for your sunglasses and sun block! Springtime is seen as a time of growth, renewal (renovación), of new life being born, and of the cycle of life once again starting. However, did you know that the first day of spring is going to change? In fact, it already has changed for North Americans, who now count spring as March 20th. In Europe, spring will begin on March 21 in 2007. That, however, will be the last time until 2102. You can read more about the reasons for this on this webpage www.space.com. This information was adapted from the on-line encyclopedia Wikipedia. If you would like to read more about spring, click here. If you have any questions about today's Daily Vitamin, please post them in the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website. If you have any questions about how to use the Daily Vitamin Plus! section or would like to receive a Daily Vitamin Plus! manual, please don't hesitate to contact us. Have a great day!

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