Spring begins on the fourth day, and America will have six more weeks of winter, says the groundhog

2022-05-22 0 By

The beginning of spring, the arrival of spring, also means that the holiday half.What about spring in other parts of the world?About “spring” of the lunar calendar, we China, combines the moon change (lunar calendar) and the operation cycle of the sun (sun), despite the complicated calendar, all in all, the spring is coming, the spring (February 3 solstice. 5), with the vernal equinox (March 20 to 22) as the midpoint, and before the summer begins on May 5 (solstice 7) end.There is not much difference in the start of Spring in the northern hemisphere.The Ancient Celtic calendar was very similar to ours, based entirely on the strength of the sun and the noon sun. Spring began in early February and lasted until early May.Today, in Europe and the United States (such as Germany, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom), the astronomical vernal equinox (which varies between March 19 and 21) marks the first day of spring;In India, spring is culturally in March and April, when the average temperature is already 32°C.The beginning of spring is not always determined by a fixed calendar date, and is often linked to biology: the flowering of a range of plant species, the activity of animals, and even the particular smell of soil (the smell of microbial reproduction).In some places it is spring when the snow begins to melt and gather into streams;In more places, the tilt of the earth’s axis relative to the sun increases, the length of the day increases rapidly, and there is significant warming. New plants “spring”.For example: winter jasmine, magnolia, cherry blossom and so on.In the Western world, there is a long tradition that February 2 is the day for groundhogs to decide whether winter will continue or if spring will come early.In North America, on February 2, huge crowds gather to watch marmots emerge from their natural homes.If the groundhog sees its shadow and returns to its burrow, they think, there will be six more weeks of winter.Or, if he stays outside playing, he predicts an early start to spring.This western superstition appears to be an enhanced version of the Christian myth that the fair weather on Candlemas promises a long winter.The Germans have a tradition of marking Candlemas on February 2 as “Dachstag,” or Badger day. In the German version, if badgers find it a sunny day and go back to their burrows, it heralds another four weeks of winter.The German tradition of marking Candlemas on February 2 as “Badger Day” (Dachstag) has updated several versions of the predicted animals for February 2 to be hibernating animals.It was originally carried by bears, but that story changed when they became rare.They were succeeded by badgers, and in some areas by snakes or hedgehogs.For example, in Irish folk tradition, February 1 is the first day of spring, and the hedgehog comes out of his hibernation hole to check the weather and return to his cave if the weather continues to be bad.Staying outside means the hedgehog knows mild weather is coming.And this year, during the 136th annual Groundhog Day event in North America, Pennsylvania, the local legend predicted that the groundhog came out to take a look at his shadow, went back to his burrow, and, well, six more weeks of Winter in the United States.(This activity is also dangerous, one year, the mayor was marmot bit on the hand, the marmot fell to the ground……)The predictions of the wild marmots are always interesting, such as Paul the octopus, who correctly predicted the outcome of six World Cup matches, and Sahin the camel, who correctly predicted the outcome 66 percent of the time.But like other animal prognosticators, groundhog Day predictions are far from right, and rollovers are the norm.While most people have faith in groundhogs, rough estimates suggest they have been accurate about 40 percent of the time over the past 10-15 years — better than a 50-50 toss of a coin.The science behind every folk prediction, there’s always some key science behind it.For example, in China, the saying “the sky is covered with fish scales and the ground is drenched with rain” means that we have seen “cirrocumulus clouds”, which indicate storms and storms in meteorology.While in the West, there is the saying “red sky at night, shepherd’s delight”, which can be traced back to the Bible, meaning that when you see a red sky in the evening, it indicates clear weather tomorrow.Definitely, a particularly red sky is caused by high pressure, where particles are more concentrated, and normally, areas of high pressure = clear skies.While animals can’t actually predict sporting events or seasonal changes, at least there’s some real science behind the groundhog’s annual February appearance.As a hibernating rodent, the groundhog belongs to the large ground squirrel family.Marmots do wake up from hibernation in early February, but that has less to do with seasonal predictions and more to do with successful mating.Groundhogs hibernate throughout the winter, emerging in February in preparation for mating in early March and birth in April.So if marmots mate in March, why are they showing up in early February?In time for Valentine’s Day on February 14th?Indeed it was!Marmots need to rekindle their relationships.Socially, groundhogs are solitary for most of the year.Both males and females maintain their own foraging area around the burrow, with little contact during this time.February is the time to reconnect before mating: “Hi, I think you look great, add a contact number……”(_) Cat wishes you a happy New Year, good luck in the Year of the Tiger, add a concern