On Wednesday, March 20, both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres will experience an equal amount of daylight. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it marks the beginning of spring, with daylight hours continuing to lengthen until the summer solstice in June.
For those south of the equator, it’s the beginning of autumn. Yes, the vernal equinox is upon us, and it marks a whole range of changes that we will experience in the coming months. If you want to learn more about the science behind the vernal equinox, have a look at this short scientific guide to the most equal night of the year.