Springtime flowers in Bryant Park. (Gigi Ibrahim / 19659003] Yes, I am thrilled to report that things are verifiably brighter because today marks Vernal Equinox, this spring milestone marks one of twice a year when night lasts about the same time as the day (as The BBC notes, "equinox" means "just night" in Latin. It is also mercifully warm, with the height at 52 degrees and the low at 41 in the evening.
This means that it is time to emerge from our dark apartments and fluorescent illuminated workplaces and be out in the daylight that lasts until noon when the night falls, because that is when supermoon comes in (Vox notes that it means a bigger and brighter moon). th e first time since March 2000, a full moon has fallen the same day as the spring equinox, and this is also the last supermoon of the year.
This one is called a Super Worm Moon, so named because it is the time with earthworms begin to reappear from frozen frost, according to Nati onal Geographic
This day is historically surrounded by lore. A myth holds it at a certain time today (5:55 am, to be precise), you can place an egg on the ground and it remains intact. Park Slope's self-catering "Urban Shaman" Mama Donna will hold the 44th iteration of his annual egg balancing party at the Grand Army Plaza's Bailey Fountain tonight. So if it's your bag, take some eggs and take your head over.
And if you don't get a good glimpse of the moon, this webcast of the supermoon in Europe is right.