Today at 2:26 am the sun crossed the celestial equator, making today's day and night of equal length. This event is called the Vernal Equinox. Beginning tomorrow the days will be longer than the nights. Meaning, summer is here! I will start my day at 9am with a 2 hour class of Tai Chi. Then I'm off to the farm to seed and plant some veggies. Planting today is believed to produce a greater yield of fruits when harvest time comes.
Today is also the day that Earth Day is celebrated by the United Nations and other countries around the world (for more info click on title). It's founder is John McConnell and it was first celebrated in San Francisco. Earth Day is a day of reflection and renewal of our commitment to the earth. Now, more than ever, we need to do our part in supporting environmental causes and issues.
It's funny but when I surfed the web on more info about Earth Day I went on sites that said Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 by the USA. The sites also claimed that a former New York mayor was the founder of Earth Day. Strange.