Here's what you should know about the first day of spring.

Spring officially kicks off with the Vernal Equinox today, March 20 at exactly 5:58 pm. Mother Nature has also thrown in a couple of bonus items like the Full Worm Moon which is also a SUPERMOON! Moons were given their names by the Native American people and then were adopted by the colonial settlers.

How will the coming of spring affect the citizens of Connecticut? The answer is Ice Cream. Dairy Queen is giving away free ice cream cones all day today but only on March 20. One ice cream cone per person, please. The company is also collecting donations for Children's Miracle Networks Hospitals. For all of the Connecticut Dairy Queen locations, visit

The spring equinox signals the Northern Hemisphere of the planet has begun slowly tilting toward the sun. According to NASA this is why there are longer days and more sun. If the evening sky is clear tonight, the supermoon will light it up beginning around 9:43 pm.

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