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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 08:54 PM

When summer ends: it's not a day. It's a moment. (10 minutes from now as I post this)

Thursdayís fall equinox is at exactly 9:04 p.m., signaling the start of autumn

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/09/22/fall-equinox-autumn-first-day/?%20environment_5

https://archive.ph/wip/gnsgK



There are only two times each year when daylight and darkness are in near-perfect harmony everywhere on Earth.

One of them happens Thursday: The autumnal equinox arrives at 9:04 p.m. Eastern time, which marks the astronomical transition from summer to fall in the Northern Hemisphere (and winter to spring south of the equator).

What happens on the equinox?

The autumnal (fall) equinox is the halfway point between our longest and shortest days of the year, and usually falls on Sept. 22 or 23. Technically, an equinox is not a day-long astronomical event. Itís a brief moment in time when the sun appears directly over the Earthís equator. Like the spring equinox in March, itís one of only two points in the year when day and night are about 12 hours long everywhere on Earth.

In the Northern Hemisphere, daylight will continue to dwindle until the winter solstice, as the sun traces a shorter and lower path across the sky. The diminishing sunlight is the main reason trees burst into brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow before dropping their leaves for the winter. The location of sunrise and sunset will also edge closer to the southern horizon until December. During the equinox, the sun rises due east and sets due west everywhere on Earth except near the North and South poles.

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Reply When summer ends: it's not a day. It's a moment. (10 minutes from now as I post this) (Original post)
Celerity Sep 22 OP
halobeam Sep 22 #1
Sneederbunk Sep 22 #2
dweller Sep 22 #3
GuppyGal Sep 22 #4

Response to Celerity (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:02 PM

1. Great timing on this post! :)

TY.. its hard to remember the exact moments.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:06 PM

2. I just heard it.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:08 PM

3. It didn't just FALL here

It plunged Ö high today at my house was 97 (feels like 100) 🤨
and the low overnite is 50

What a difference


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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:16 PM

4. And it feels like it too....there is a nip in the northeast

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