Spring Equinox

Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by Still Farming, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Happy spring Equinox day .
    Day and night the same .
    Clocks alter this weekend too so BEST time of the year for Farmers.

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  2. KMA

    KMA Member

    Location:
    Dumfriesshire
    It's an hour less in bed(n)
     
  3. Tarw Coch

    Tarw Coch Member

    Need a dislike button for thato_O
     
  4. Lazy Sod

    Lazy Sod Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Despite the availability of google these days, I've never been able to find out why we alter the clocks when we do. In the autumn it's about 2 months before the shortest day, but in the spring about 3 months after it. It can't be anything to do with the equinoxes, because the autumn one is in September.
     
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  5. Tarw Coch

    Tarw Coch Member

    Never understood it myself, the winter could be shortened by a month/six weeks if the clocks had gone forward mid February, the same amount of days after the shortest day as they went back before the shortest day.
     
  6. Fromebridge

    Fromebridge Member

    Location:
    Glos
    Oh good, I get to see more rain.

    On Saturday, I recorded one of those days where the min and max temp were the same (10 deg). Happens occasionally, always struck me as weird.
     
  7. Hilly

    Hilly Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders.
    Why dont they move them half an hour and leave it at that an then everyone gets a bit of everything and no messing with the body clock twice a year ?
     
  8. Changed 12th of March and back first weekend in November this side.
     
  9. Tarw Coch

    Tarw Coch Member

    Last Saturday in October and next weekend here.
     
  10. multi power

    multi power Member

    Location:
    pembrokeshire
    Or just leave them alone
     
  11. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    It was done for benefit of farmers and school children but both don't give a "monkies", these days so leave them alone?
     
  12. Tarw Coch

    Tarw Coch Member

    Not sure how much of a benefit it is to farmers, In mid winter many of us start before daylight and finish after dark, tinckering with the times ain't going to change that.:banghead:
     
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  13. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    They do lots of things "just because they always have " type if thing ???
     
  14. Alicecow

    Alicecow Member

    Location:
    Connacht
    As I understand it, we change the clocks on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the equinox. (y)
     
  15. Fromebridge

    Fromebridge Member

    Location:
    Glos
    No, that's Easter Sunday definition, isn't it?
     
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  16. Alicecow

    Alicecow Member

    Location:
    Connacht
    (n)
    Well done for spotting my deliberate mistake :whistle:
     
  17. Our Equinox was the 17th.


    Now to look out for the 1st swallows
     
  18. Wombat

    Wombat Member

    Location:
    East yorks
    Yup but leave them in summer time :)
     
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  19. Clayfarmer

    Clayfarmer New Member

    If you are on the equator the sun will be directly overhead during the spring and autumn equinoxes which makes them both the hottest time of the year -ie 2 hot seasons in spring and autumn!!

    Our mid summer and mid winter are the coolest time of year on the equator.
     
  20. Tarw Coch

    Tarw Coch Member

    Aye, there's nothing like the first swallow in the spring.(n)
     

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