22 September 2010

Fall Equinox

Today is the first official day of autumn, though it has felt like fall for a few weeks already.  Autumn officially begins at the September Equinox, which is the moment the sun is directly overhead of the Equator. The earth doesn`t have a tilt from the sun on this day, thus marking the change from a 'forward' tilt (summer) to a 'backward' tilt (winter).


This event changes from year to year, usually happening September 22 or 23.  According to the Farmers` Almanac the seasons will switch at 11:09 p.m. EDT on September 22.

The Farmers` Almanac also predicts a cooler September for the prairie provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba), a warmer than usual October and heavy snowfalls beginning in November.





4 comments:

Heather said...

Happy first day of Autumn to you too! That picture is beautiful - our leaves are just starting to show signs of turning now.

Meredehuit ♥ said...

Ready or not... my garden is still dancin' in the summer sun! But things can change rather quickly around here. Beautiful Fall picture.

Shirley said...

Heather and Meredehuit, thanks for stopping by. This photo was taken a few years ago on a glorious fall day that still felt like summer. I came across it on my facebook albums and found it perfect to celebrate the fall equinox. Happy autumn to all!

Rambling Woods said...

I wasn't ready for fall...but the colors are pretty

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