First Day of Fall Began This Morning

Published Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 11:36 am

By Jesse Wood

Today is the first day of fall.

The fall equinox started at 10:21 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac:

“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.”

See Almanac’s “First Day of Fall” page here.

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