Spring vs. Autumn: An Equinox Throwdown

spring, autumn, Eyewire, citizen science

It’s just about the equinox, but there are two sides to any seasonal story: for those of us north of the Equator, it’s about to become spring, and for those of us south of the Equator, it’s about to become autumn. With the advent of either one, there are pros and cons. Which season would you rather it be? Starting at 11 AM EDT on 3/21 and going for 24 hours, now is your chance to declare the superior transitional season!


  • Pros: More light! The hassle of five million layers and snow boots is gone! Pretty flowers and soothing rains!
  • Cons: Ugh… the mosquitos are waking up, aren’t they? And some folks may not appreciate allergy time.


  • Pros: Sometimes it’s refreshing to put away the sunscreen and snuggle up in a sweater again. Plus… gorgeous foliage and wonderful harvest foods!
  • Cons: Allergies can be just as bad for some people in fall, and if you thrive on higher light levels, this may prove a mopey few months.

For science!

Artwork by Daniela Gamba