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.