One Month Past the Equinox

April 20, 2022 by Team Journey North

What is your daylight length one month past the equinox? What seasonal changes have you been noticing? Report and share daylight length and signs of spring to Journey North.

“Iris reticulata blooming.” Photo: Richard in Woodridge, IL (03/23/2022)

Signs of Spring

Have you noticed daylight length slowly increasing or any seasonal signs of spring? Many Journey North volunteers are picking up on small, subtle changes that accompany seasonal transitions. And the return of certain plant and animal species are welcome sights.

Mary in Wayland, NY: “A sure sign of Spring on a rainy day seeing [male] American Goldfinches turning bright yellow. It somehow brings a little sunshine to a dreary day.” (04/16/2022)

How to Participate

Report daylight length on April 20, 2022. Track changes in daylight length over the course of the year on the daylight map. Explore how daylight length changes in your part of the world as the Earth revolves around the Sun.

Share and compare seasonal observations with people around the globe. Are you noticing any seasonal signs that spring is near?

How to Report your Daylight Length (Photoperiod)

Step 1: Look up your sunrise/sunset on the 20th of every month.

Step 2: Calculate the length of time between sunrise and sunset. 

Step 3: Report your daylight length on the 20th of every month and on each equinox and solstice.

Step 4: Explore the daylight map and compare your part of the world with other locations as the Earth revolves around the Sun.