Vernal Equinox 2018
Vernal Equinox 2018 will occur on 20th March 2018, Tuesday as per UTC. Check out the exact timings too with date and timings of vernal equinox in different other time zones. The celestial occurrence is of great significant for astronomers and folk as it marks a beginning of the spring season; the most vibrant and celebrated season. First day of season are known to be auspicious and bringing good luck and prosperity. We have shared the details on time and dates of first day of all seasons; spring, summer, winter and autumn. This write-up will acquaint you with start of the vernal equinox 2018, its meaning and beautiful celebration it brings worldwide.
Vernal equinox is synonymous to spring equinox and March equinox. The vernal equinox marks start of spring season for the Northern Hemisphere and start of fall in Southern Hemisphere. The event occurs due to positioning of earth’s tilt with regard to sun as it passes the equator. The date of Vernal Equinox may vary slight every year from 19th March to 22nd March. This year the day falls on 20th March.
When is Vernal Equinox in 2018
To celebrate their special traditions and follow some rituals, people look for the first days of spring. Find below the date and timings when the spring season will begin. Calculate your region’s timings according to the different time zones given below:
March Equinox 2018 in Northern Hemisphere
- UTC: 20th March 2018, Tuesday at 4.31 AM
- MDT: 19th March 2018, Monday at 10.31 PM
- CDT: 19th March 2018, Monday at 11.31 PM
- PDT: 19th March 2018, Monday at 09.31 PM
- EST : 19th March 2018, Monday at 11.30 PM
Vernal equinox has a great cultural significance and bring host of celebrations and festivals in different cultures of world. The season also brings a great time for outings after the chilled weather of winter disappears.
What is Vernal Equinox
Happening of equinoxes is related to earth’s revolving around Sun and its tilt against Sun, and it occurs twice during a year. During March and September, the Sun is exactly above the equator. The term Equinox means equal night as on the day of equinoxes, the day and night are of equal length. Vernal equinox or March equinox occurs when Northern Hemisphere of Earth begins to tilt towards Sun meaning equal day and night and finally moving towards longer and brighter days.
On the day of equinox, the tilt of Earth is 0 degree with regard to Sun and the movement changes from the next day in terms of hemispheres. After March equinox, while the Southern hemisphere starts moving away from Sun, the Northern part comes in closer to it.
Significance of March equinox is greater for Christian religion too, as the Easter day always falls on the first Sunday after the first full of the Vernal Equinox. The day is known to be the perfect one for balancing eggs on their broader end though it is just a myth. Vernal equinox 2018 will once again revive some interesting festivals and traditions as the day is been celebrated since ages. Be it ancient culture of Egypt, China or pagan culture, harvesters or urban world; onset of spring season is celebrated in different ways.
The first day of the spring known as Vernal equinox 2018 will bring noted festive days like Easter, Passover feast, Egg balancing festival, Nav Roz, Earth Day, International Forest Day and World Water Day. Check out the first days of all seasons with meanings of equinoxes and solstices at our site with interesting elaborations on traditions of each one. The first day of seasons are followed by people around the world as best ones to begin new assignments and to celebrate special events. Be sure to visit our site to know the exact date and timings of first day of all the seasons including summer solstice, first day of summer, vernal equinox 2018 and first day of autumn.