Earthlings Dissatisfied with March 20 Equinox, Total Solar Eclipse and Supermoon

March 21, 2015 6:23 PM

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The first day of spring brought one a most spectacular cosmic phenomenon. On March 20, inhabitants of the planet Earth were able to witness a total solar eclipse, an event which rarely happens and when it does – it represents a point of interest in all media and in both scientific and non-scientific communities. During a total solar eclipse, the sunlight is completely blocked by the moon, which replaces the shining silhouette of the biggest star in our solar system. Still, there is some part of the sun which remains visible. A circular shining dial can be observed because of the power of solar light, although the moon occludes most of the rays emitted by the red star.

Even though if you were to check out the calendar and notice that the first day of spring is considered to be the first day of March, the date March 20 is reckoned to be the real start of the spring. It is the moment when the Vernal Equinox happens, more commonly known as the Spring Equinox. It basi...

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