Equinox vs Equilux
20th March 2018
Officially the first day of Spring today as it is the equinox – at 4.15pm precisely! The astronomical equinox is when the sun is directly over the equator. However, the day when there is equal day and night length (in Torridon) was last Sunday. This is the equilux and usually differs in time from the equinox due to the angular size of the sun (depending on latitude) and atmospheric refraction. Well there you go!
Spring Quiz Below, the last 3 photos, taken today on the slopes of Fionn Bheinn above Achnasheen, pose questions. The answer to each photo/question will be posted tomorrow.
Otherwise, it was a lovely day with good views and firm snow at all levels and aspects. Good snow cover remains above 650m.
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