With apologies to our friends in the Northeast — who are experiencing yet ANOTHER snow dump this a.m. — Spring has “officially” arrived in our part of the globe and there’s no turning back.

spring jumping

solar eclipse totality

The vernal equinox–or first day of spring–arrives today at 6:45 pm EDT.  What does that mean exactly? It means that today the sun is equitably bathing the earth’s northern and southern hemispheres in light, shining its rays directly over the earth’s equator.  (Check out this handy explanation and video from the folks at weather.com here).

In other nifty astronomy news, last night, parts of the world saw this^, a rare total solar eclipse with the moon (a “super moon” at a that!) blocking out the sun’s light.   (Only residents of the Danish Faroe Islands and a group of Norwegian islands called Svalbard were able to get the full experience, but we should get our own chance to see a full eclipse in  August 2017).

What a stellar way to ring in the new season (snow be darned). We can’t wait to recommit to fun, sun and activity with you — here’s to Spring!

spring running shoes