Winter is officially over as of two minutes before the hour of five o’clock this evening, as spring officially arrives at 4:58, the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
Spring begins with the vernal equinox, which always occurs on either March 19, 20 or the 21st.
Next year, 2020, spring will arrive at 10:49 p.m. Thursday, March 19 and then in 2021, spring arrives at 4:37 a.m. on Saturday, March 20.
Today, also marks a full moon, called the worm moon and the last time is happened on the vernal equinox was 19 years ago in 2000. The next time will be eleven years from now in 2030.
But that’s not all; as the full moon is also expected to be a super moon, meaning that it will appear slightly larger than most of the other full moons this year.