Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Vernal Equinox - Super Moon

North Wildwood - Hereford Lighthouse Garden
Mornin'!  It's 33° in Wildwood NJ.  It's clear as Ms Sun just rose over the ocean's horizon.  It's quiet and still as there are no breezes to note at the moment.  It's cold and crisp and briny with another frosty morning (there's frost layered on everything).  It's Spring!  Happy Spring!  It'll be a lovely, cold, Spring day with a mix of clouds and sun and breezes out of the E at 9-12mph with temps in the low-mid 40s.  Tonight... clouds roll in (hopefully not before the moonrise later) as temps stay in the low-40s with breezes out of the East at 7-9mph.  Tomorrow... rainy and raw.  The weekend... looks so far so good with breezy sunshine and 40° temps.
So, there are some celebrated things going on today as it's a special day throughout the world.  It's the Spring Equinox which basically means Day and Night are just about the same length.  Thus, "Equinox" means "equal".  Also, the center of the Sun is directly above the earth's equator today. It usually happens this day (or near it 3/19, 3/20, 3/21) of March.  It's the first time since 1981 that the Full Moon and Spring Equinox happen on the same day.  This Full Moon is known as the Super Moon as tonight's moon will appear larger than usual since its proximity to earth is closer than normal.  The moon actually becomes "full" at 9:43p.m. tonight and Spring's officially here at 5:58p.m. tonight.  Let's all celebrate the dark half of the year passing!  Get out and ready those gardens and summon those seeds to be planted as the earth becomes warmer and brighter.
High tide:5:08p.m.
Low tide:2:17p.m.
Ocean temp: 41°

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