The March equinox signals the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. It marks that special moment when the sun crosses the celestial equator going from south to north. In 2012, this equinox comes early due to it being a leap year. It’ll fall tonight at 5:14 UTC, or 10:14 p.m. for those of us here on the west coast.
kness of winter into the brightness of light