September 21, 2009

Fall Equinox September 22, 2009

Say goodbye to summer! Tomorrow, September 22, 2009 is the official Fall Equinox. What does that mean exactly? Here's the scoop:

The Autumnal Equinox is the day when the earth's axis becomes even with the sun, and the night and day are each of the same length. This is the marker of the passage between Summer and Fall, and the official change of the season.

It seems like it came quicker than ever this year! I hope the weather will star warm for at least a little while longer, we'll see what the weather portends in these turbulent times for the climate. I'm none too happy about the shorter hours of daylight, though.

Fall Equinox September 22, 2009

In the language of science, an equinox is either of two points on the celestial sphere where the ecliptic and the celestial equator intersect. For the rest of us, it's one of two times a year when the Sun crosses the equator, and the day and night are of approximately equal length.

At the autumnal equinox (Sept 22, 2009; 5:18 P.M. EDT), the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator, from north to south; this marks the beginning of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere...

Fall Equinox September 22, 2009

Posted at September 21, 2009 2:55 PM

Spell check would be nice

Posted by: George R at September 21, 2009 4:17 PM

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