Fall is almost here, and the autumnal equinox marks the change of seasons.
Whether your summer lasts 500 days or just a few weeks, fall is almost upon us.
The spring equinox will arrive on Saturday, September 23 at 2:50 a.m. East in the Northern Hemisphere.
Although autumn does Satisfied technically beginning for meteorologists. That’s because their season is based annual temperature cyclestarting on the first day of the month (September 1).
Meanwhile, the astronomical season – which begins on Saturday – is based on Earth’s orbit around the sun.
At the equinox, the sun will shine directly on the equator and bring almost equal amounts of day and night. It’s even in the name – “dung” comes from the Latin words “equality” and “night”.
But that doesn’t mean we actually have the same day and night. Earth’s atmosphere refracts light and causes us to see daylight before the sun is actually above the horizon.
“What’s interesting is that because of the way we set time zones and the way we measure sunrise and sunset in each location, day and night may not be equal at the equinoxes,” said TEGNA meteorologist Brad Panovich. ”. “Sometimes it falls a few days before or a few days after.”
When is the first day of fall?
The first day of fall is Saturday, September 23, 2023 in the Northern Hemisphere.
When does winter start in 2023?
Winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere with the winter solstice on December 21. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, while the winter solstice is the shortest.
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