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The spring equinox is here!
The Kukulcan pyramid at the archaeological site of Chichen Itza during the spring equinox - Photo: Victor Ruiz Garcia/REUTERS

The spring equinox is here!

20/03/2019
12:26
Newsroom/EL UNIVERSAL in English
Mexico City
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The term equinox comes from the Latin word equinoxium, which means "equality between day and night"

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Spring starts today! The spring equinox is the time when day and night both last 12 hours. The term equinox comes from the Latin word equinoxium, which means "equality between day and night."

The phenomenon occurs when the center of the sun is directly above the Earth's equator. In Mexico, the spring equinox will take place at 3:58 p.m.

Today, besides the marking the start of Spring, there will be a full moon tonight, a rare event that hasn't occurred since 1981, when the spring equinox and a full moon coincided on the same day.

Tonight's moon will be a supermoon, which means the moon will look larger than usual because of its proximity to Earth.

In Mexico, Spring will end on June 21.

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