Although it may not feel like it in the Mid-Atlantic, spring has officially arrived in the Northern Hemisphere! During spring, the axis of the Earth increases its tilt relative to the Sun, and the length of daylight rapidly increases. The hemisphere begins to warm significantly causing new plant growth to "spring forth," giving the season its name. Spring is known as a time of growth, life, renewal and fertility. Villanova faculty experts are available to discuss climate change, planetary changes and the Earth’s seasons.