The first day of the spring in northern hemispheres called as Vernal Equinox falls on Friday. This year is marked by three natural phenomenons falling on the same day namely the solar eclipse, vernal equinox and a Supermoon.
Supermoon implies that the moon is at the closest distance to the earth. A supermoon can appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter.
The word equinox means “equal night” in latin.
Equinox is when the Earth’s 23.5-degree axis is not tilting toward or away from the sun such that the length of the day and the length of night are approximately equal. This occurs twice in a year on 20 March and on 22 September.
It all started last week when huge solar flare erupted from the sun, resulting in an amazing light show called as northern lights.
The vernal equinox is celebrated all over the world. In Poland people gather and burn an effigy and then they throw it in the river this is a gesture to winter. In Belarus, women geared with traditional costumes sing songs and enjoy.
In 2053 and 2072 solar eclipse will coincide with the vernal equinox.