Spring has sprung, at least here in the Northern Hemisphere. And IMAGINE Crafts would like to help usher in this new season with some great projects over the next few days to celebrate!
Inspired by the beautiful colors of Spring when everything is fresh and in full bloom, Jowilna created this quick card. For her focal point elements she chose this gorgeous soft linen flower in cream and then added color to it using Radiant Neon inkpads. To pull the look together she repeated the same ink color in different ways. Come explore this versatile ink with Jowilna with her tutorial.
Some fun facts about the Spring Equinox
Today is the vernal, or Spring, equinox and marks the beginning of the Spring season. And for all of our followers in the Southern Hemisphere, this equinox is known as the autumnal, or Fall, equinox and marks the start of the Fall season. The equinox happens at the same moment across the world but is converted to local time. In 2015, it falls on March 20th at 3:45 pm Pacific Time and this is the exact time that the Sun shines directly on the equator.
The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” All over the world, days and nights are approximately equal on both the Spring and Fall equinoxes. Today, the Sun rises exactly in the east and sets exactly in the west. At the equinoxes, the tilt of Earth relative to the Sun is zero, which means that Earth’s axis neither points toward nor away from the Sun.
The first day of Spring 2015 also brings two astrological events coinciding on the same day – a solar eclipse AND a Supermoon! Unfortunately the total eclipse will only be visible to those living in the far northern parts of Europe, but a partial solar eclipse will be visible across all of Europe and northern Africa. The next time this will occur on the first day of Spring is 2034.
As for the Supermoon, which is a full or new moon that occurs during the moon’s closest approach to the Earth on it’s elliptical orbit. When visible, the Supermoon appears a bit bigger and brighter than usual in the night sky. But since this Supermoon is during a new moon, it will not be visible yet will still block out the sun during the solar eclipse.
These fun facts are from almanac.com and usatoday.com
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