Illustrating the spring season with an animated doodle of a flower blooming on mother earth, Google Doodle marked the beginning of spring. The Spring Equinox, which fell on March 21, is a day when the day and night are equal in length.
An equinox is regarded as the instant of time when Earth’s Equator passes through the centre of the Sun, making it visible directly above it. This phenomenon occurs only two times a year, once on March 20 or 21 and on September 23.
Finding its origin in Latin, ‘Equinox’ is used to mark the change of seasons, as the balance of light shifts to make days longer than nights. It marks the end of the winter and beginning of warmer days.
According to Google, “It usually means that it’s time to hunker down for colder seasons or time to rise and shine for warmer ones, as in the case of our furry friend the mouse! You may also notice that on the equinox, the sun rises directly in the east and sets directly in the west, whereas at other times in the year, it appears off-centre if you’re facing those directions.”
This time, the ‘Spring Equinox’ also witnessed the Super worm moon for the first time in 19 years. This phenomenon happened last time in 2000. Now, this particular cosmic coincidence won’t come again until 2030.