How spring gets 30 seconds shorter every year

March 23, 2015 4:21 AM

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Spring is set to arrive on Friday but it is notable that the season of flowers and showers gets shorter every year by about 30 seconds to a minute and it happens due to astronomical quirks.

This year's spring will officially start at 6:45 p.m. EDT on March 20, according to the U.S. National Weather Service (NSW). Gavin Schmidt, the director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City, said at that exact moment, which is called the vernal equinox, the axis of the Earth w...

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