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Vernal Equinox Egg Myth

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WJBF's Jennie Montgomery balances an egg during Vernal Equinox WJBF's Jennie Montgomery balances an egg during Vernal Equinox
Television Park - Spring arrived this afternoon, and with the arrival comes and old myth that due to the Vernal Equinox, when the center of the sun is directly over the earth's equator, you can get an egg to stand on its end.   

Meteorologist John Lynn took some eggs -and some egghead co-workers- and put it to the test!

Today is the first day of spring, the vernal equinox happened at 12:57pm today and there is a myth that you can get an egg to stand on it's end due to the fact that the sun and the center of the earth are in direct alignment meaning there would be zero gravity.

Jennie Montgomery is now on her second egg after getting her first one to stand up and other WJBF employees, Julie Parise and Miller Coop are not having as much luck. The trick is to find an egg with an indention on the bottom.

Even though Jennie got her egg to stand it is a myth. You can get an egg to stand on it's end any time of year regardless of the first day of spring.
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