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The vernal equinox falls on March 19 nationwide this year. It's the earliest start to spring since 1896. This photo shows the Earth shortly before the moment of the equinox on March 20, 2019. GOES-East/NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory hide caption

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Spring Starts Today All Over America, Which Is Weird

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In this March 5 photo, antique clocks are displayed at the Electric Time Company in Medfield, Mass. Daylight saving time returns Sunday at 2 a.m. local time. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Every spring, hundreds of horses are ferried from their winter hiatus in the Upper Peninsula for a good grooming and harness fitting, before beginning their summer jobs pulling carriages. Amy Robinson/WCMU hide caption

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Return Of Horses A Sign Of Spring On Michigan Island

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In St. Louis on Sunday the sliding — even without a sled — was good. The area got 6 to 12 inches of new snow over the weekend. Bill Greenblatt/UPI /Landov hide caption

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Groundhog handler Ben Hughes and Punxsutawney Phil in Feb. 2011. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images hide caption

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