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Groundhog Day 2011 Overshadowed by Blizzard

Groundhog.jpgAccording to American legend, February 2nd is the day on which a groundhog's emergence from its winter hibernation will foretell whether Spring will be early or late. If the sun is shining and the groundhog sees its shadow, it will retreat to its den and we'll have six more weeks of Winter. If it's cloudy, the animal will stay out and Spring will be early. Well, last Wednesday, February 2, the Groundhog would have had a hard time even poking its head out of its den due to the monumental blizzard of 2011. However you want to interpret that, the vernal equinox will take place on March 20th, which is six weeks and four days after February 2nd.


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