Sunrise: 06:24, Sunset 18:24. Later today the sun passes over the equator, en route to Northern Hemisphere summer.
And indeed, after a winter characterised by unusually cold nights and the first real snow since I returned from Italy in 1998, spring is upon us. It’s getting rapidly warmer, even within the timescale of the week, though cloud yesterday looked like possible rain after several weeks of bright sunshine.
Another sign of spring is a burst of bright colours from the spring flowers, now out in force. But though the March flowers are happy, not everything is well. The local tree that normally blossoms in February or even January is looking sick, probably having suffered from the winter.
 Unless, that is, I am misled by misinformation or some aspect of terrestrial asymmetry. I don’t know exactly what those published sunrise/sunset times represent, bearing in mind that the sun appearing/disappearing over the horizon is not instantaneous.