Vernal Equinox 2020

March 20th, 2020 |

Composite true-color image at local noon from Geostationary Satellites on 19 March 2020 (Click to enlarge)

The day before the earliest vernal equinox (0349 UTC on 20 March) in more than 100 years (explanation) is depicted above in an image (courtesy Rick Kohrs, SSEC)  that includes vertical slices of local noon imagery on 19 March.  The sun was directly overhead, passing from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere, at noon 20 March at 121.7 degrees East Longitude, close to Bukaan on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.

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