Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall begins today, September 22, 2016

National Geographic/Science/Andrew Fazekas, 9/20/16.  "The Autumn Equinox is almost here - what you need to know."

Image result for Fall picture
Weather about the same, more leaves.
"As the midday sun begins to sink lower and nights get noticeably longer, it can only mean the reign of summer is coming to an end for the northern half of the world. The autumn equinox arrives at 10:21 a.m. ET (2:20 p.m. UTC) on September 22, officially marking the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and the start of spring in the Southern Hemisphere.

The word 'equinox' comes from Latin and means 'equal night,' referring to the roughly 12-hour day and night that occurs only on the two equinox days of the year."  Read article.

Related articles.  Mirror, UK, Natalie Evans, 9/22/16, "First day of autumn 2016 marked with falling leaves Google Doodle." "Britain may be set to bask in another heatwave next week but today is officially the first day of autumn."  Season change. First Day OrganizationFirst Day/Fall Equinox 2016.   Also remember 10:21 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 7:21 a.m. our Pacific Standard Time (PST), World Time Buddy.   Note photograph/graphic:  Hello Autumn (leaves) source from GIPHY.  

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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