March has always marked the beginning of springtime. For the northern hemisphere, that date has fallen on the 20 and 21 for as long as you can probably remember. That’s because, March 19, the first day of spring 2020, is the earliest it’s been in 124 years.  

The Weather Network released this video explaining how this phenomenon is possible.    

One of the factors that has played a role in this is the adoption of daylight savings time in 2007.  

There are many other reasons why the vernal equinox hasn’t started this early since 1896.  

This is a rare and interesting day in history that, according to this video, will continue to evolve from here on out. 

This article’s cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

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