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Autumnal Equinox, first day of Fall, 2015.

Via Old Farmers Almanac

Fall begins on September 23, early in the morning at 4:21 A.M. The autumnal equinox is when the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator from north to south. (The celestial equator is the circle in the celestial sphere halfway between the celestial poles. It can be thought of as the plane of Earth’s equator projected out onto the sphere.)

The word equinox means “equal night”; night and day are about the same length of time. This occurs two times each year: Vernal in late March and Autumnal in late September.

In addition to the (approximately) equal hours of daylight and darkness, the equinoxes are times when the Sun’s apparent motion undergoes the most rapid change. Around the time of the equinoxes, variations in the position on the horizon where the Sun rises and sets can be noticed from one day to the next by alert observers.

From here on out, the temperatures begin to drop and the days start to get shorter than the nights (i.e., hours of daylight decline).

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The Autumnal Equinox: First Day of Fall 2014.

The word equinox comes from the Latin words for “equal night.” The fall and spring equinoxes are the only days of the year in which the Sun crosses the celestial equator.

I knew Fall was approaching quickly.  In August, the leave were falling from my tree.

We did not have a hot summer. A couple of days in the 90’s is all we got.

If we have another winter like  last year,  16 times it snowed, wind chills below -0 F, I will hibernate. My body cannot take the cold any longer. Feels like it goes right though my body.

I will miss my Flip-flops dearly.

“Winter is cold-hearted.

Spring is yea and nay,

Autumn is a weather-cock,

Blown every way

Summer days for me.

When every leaf is on it’s tree.”

Christina Rossetti

Autumnal Equinox 2014: Facts About the First Day of Fall

2015 Long-Range Weather Forecast, Old Farmers Almanac

Winter will be colder and slightly wetter than normal, with above-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in late December and early and mid-January. The snowiest periods will be in mid- and late December, mid-January, and early to mid-February.

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