Stellar Salad for Spring Equinox

A stellar salad one can only imagine
Stellar Salad for Spring Equinox

This Stellar Salad is a feast for the imagination. I’ve always been interested in astronomy, ever since I was a small child looking into the night sky. My good friend, John Farion, gave me this recipe a very long time ago.

Spring Equinox is a magical day when the amount of time between night and day are the same. It has been a way for people to know that it is time to plant their crops, and in the Fall Equinox, it’s time to harvest. People have made markers across the continents and across the ages to mark this special day.

Recently, when Spane and I were at the Griffith Observatory, walking around exploring, I found the marker for the Spring Equinox.  This is the marker at Griffith Observatory for the Spring Equinox. Usually, the first day of Spring is the 20th or 21st.  But, we got jipped in 2020 because it’s a leap year, it’s on the 19th in 2020.

YearMarch EquinoxJune SolsticeSeptember EquinoxDecember Solstice
2020Mar 198:49 pm PDTJun 202:43 pm PDTSep 226:30 am PDTDec 212:02 am PST
2021Mar 202:37 am PDTJun 208:32 pm PDTSep 2212:21 pm PDTDec 217:59 am PST
2022Mar 208:33 am PDTJun 212:13 am PDTSep 226:03 pm PDTDec 211:48 pm PST
2023Mar 202:24 pm PDTJun 217:57 am PDTSep 2211:49 pm PDTDec 217:27 pm PST
2024Mar 198:06 pm PDTJun 201:50 pm PDTSep 225:43 am PDTDec 211:20 am PST
2025Mar 202:01 am PDTJun 207:42 pm PDTSep 2211:19 am PDTDec 217:03 am PST
Stellar Salad for Spring Equinox

Stellar Salad

A stellar salad one can only imagine
Prep Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours
Course: Salad
Cuisine: International
Difficulty: Impossible
Newsletter: 2020-02-29
Servings: 1 solar system
Calories: 419kcal

Equipment

Starship of the Imagination

Ingredients

  • 1 Pumpkin
  • 1 Tomato seed
  • 1 Pea
  • 1 Green Pea
  • 1 Raisin
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Peach
  • 1 Plum
  • 1 Strawberry Seed

Instructions

  • For a stellar salad, if the Sun were a pumpkin about a foot in diameter,
    Stellar Salad for Spring Equinox
  • Mercury would be a tomato seed about 50 feet away,
    Stellar Salad for Spring Equinox
  • Venus would be a pea about 50 feet away,
    Stellar Salad for Spring Equinox
  • Earth would be a green pea about 100 feet away.
    Stellar Salad for Spring Equinox
  • Mars would be a little raisin about 175 feet away,
    Stellar Salad for Spring Equinox
  • Jupiter would be an apple about 550 feet way,
    Stellar Salad for Spring Equinox
  • Saturn would be a peach about 1025 feet away,
    Stellar Salad for Spring Equinox
  • Uranus would be a plum 2050 feet away,
    Stellar Salad for Spring Equinox
  • Neptune would be a plum about 3225 feet away,
    Stellar Salad for Spring Equinox
  • and Pluto would be smaller than a strawberry seed nearly a mile away.
    Stellar Salad for Spring Equinox

Video

Notes

It's nice to imagine it, isn't it?

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Stellar Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 419 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 3722mg106%
Carbohydrates 100g33%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 11g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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