Sunrise is at 05:36am and Sunset at 17:44pm, giving a duration of 12 Hours 07 Mins
It is also now springtime in Argentina, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa.
In addition to this, the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars and Venus all form a unique position today, while Jupiter appears to ‘emerge’ from the Virgo constellation. This has given rise to speculation by many, mostly either religious people or believers in the imminent return of planet Nibiru, that this is to be a significant day. At the time of writing, midday on the 23rd, the day is so far non-eventful here in the southern hemisphere, other than being more like summer than spring. However, the North Korean leader is sitting poised with his finger on yet another rocket launcher, so I won’t speak too soon. Let’s pray nothing adverse occurs.
Note: Equinoxes occur on 20th or 21st March and 22nd or 23rd September each year and both days have equal length of day and night. They happen when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun. During Equinoxes the tilt of the Earth (with respect to the Sun) is 0°, resulting in the duration of day and night being almost equal.
Credit for top image: https://localtvwhnt.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/vernal-equinox-first-day-of-spring-explainer.png