"Why is Spring Called Spring?  and; What Does Spring Have To Do with the Yellow Line in the Middle of the Road?"

Scheduled air date: 2002 Mar 11-17


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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