The Spring Equinox is the equivalent to the Fall Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere of Earth, occurring in March and September. Day and night are almost the same amount of time during this, and the sun shines upon the equator.
In the North, there are longer days and signs of Spring. Flowers and trees blossom, the snow melts, and grass takes on its fullest green color.
In the South, however, there are shorter days as Fall begins. The days grow colder, leaves begin to turn colors, and winter is soon to arrive.
“What is an equinox? Each equinox and solstice is an astronomical event, caused by Earth’s tilt on its axis and ceaseless motion in orbit. The equinox is also an event you can think about as happening on the imaginary dome of our sky.” -quote from EarthSky: March Equinox
The Earth is on a twenty-three and a half degree tilt, and as the sun passes the celestial equator, the northern and southern part of the Earth trade places. In March, the north receives more sunlight and warmth, allowing summer to arrive!
Summer is closer, and that means more sun and less snow!
Info from Time and Date: Spring Equinox- Vernal Equinox
Info from Earth Sky: March Equinox!
Image from 623 Life Blog:Spring is about to Spring Equinox
Feature Image from Ecospirituality Resources: Spring Equinox Reflection