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March Equinox (First Day of Spring)
March 20, 2017
The March equinox occurs at 10:29 UTC, 5:29 pm EST.
The Sun will shine directly on the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world. This is also the first day of spring (vernal equinox) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of fall (autumnal equinox) in the Southern Hemisphere.
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