On a much brighter note, the sun and earth continue their eternal business unimpeded by a virus — and we’re getting a little jump on things this year. Spring officially arrives on Thursday, March 19, the earliest in over a century
For people in the Northern Hemisphere who have been shivering through a dark winter and even darker times, the spring equinox brings the promise of longer days, increasing warmth, a burst of flowers and more time outdoors (six feet apart please).
We’ll all share a glorious, near perfect balance of daytime and nighttime all over the world. From the equator extending to the poles, everyone will get just about 12 hours of each.