April 28, 2011
Saturday, April 30th, Spring’s “cross quarter” day
Saturday, April 30th is the “cross quarter” day for the Spring season in the northern hemisphere. That is, we’re midway between the spring, or vernal equinox, and summer solstice. This is Spring’s equivalent to Winter’s cross quarter day, February 2nd.
Anything familiar about that date? Right, Groundhog day. Other cross quarter days are August 1st (midway between summer solstice and autumn equinox) and November 11 (I think) which is the middle of the Fall season in the northern hemisphere and “primavera” or Spring in the south.