The temperature outside may be still hot but the fall is here.
Autumn is going to start from Monday, September 23 in the Northern Hemisphere. If you belong from the northern region then you should be all set to enjoy the fall this year. 23rd September is the day of the Autumnal Equinox. It is one of two days when the sun takes its position just above the Earth’s equator. This is the time when days and nights are more or less equal.
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To be more precise, day and night will not be divided into two 12-hour segments. The day time will stretch a bit longer.
You shouldn’t mistake autumnal equinox with solstice as two are different things. Solstice is one of two days when the sun’s path is farthest from the equator. This happens once every year.
The autumnal equinox will officially arrive at 2:50 pm CDT and will come to an end on 21st December at 11:19 pm EST. this will mark the beginning of the winter season.
With the arrival of the equinox comes the time change. Sunrise and sunset will end an hour earlier on 3rd November than the previous day with more light in the morning.