"Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your 'Year'...(New Year, That Is)"

Scheduled air date: 1998 Mar 16-22


The Sun crosses the Celestial Equator at the Vernal (Spring) and Autumnal (Fall) Equinoxes.
The Sun is ascending ("springing") in March, and descending ("falling") in September.

The Sun rises exactly due East the morning of March 20th...

...and sets exactly due West that evening.

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