When Does Fall Begin?
Fall Will Officially Begin September 22th!
On the autumnal equinox, day and night are each about 12 hours long (with the actual time of equal day and night, in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring a few days after the autumnal equinox). The Sun crosses the celestial equator going southward; it rises exactly due east and sets exactly due west.
In many regions of North America, the landscape begins to change with vibrant colors of red, yellow, and orange. The leaves start to drop off the trees, creating a layer of natures beautiful color, and providing endless hours of jumping into leaf piles for kids and raking them back up for parents!
There’s an old weather proverb that states, “If autumn leaves are slow to fall, prepare for a cold winter.” In other words, if leaves hang onto the tree for longer than usual, a colder winter is to come. Or, perhaps you just haven’t had enough windy days! But look on the bright side—you get to look at the beautiful autumn foliage for a little bit longer.
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