In case you hadn’t noticed, summer 2018 is coming to an end (sigh!). This observation will become a fact in Central New York this Saturday, September 22nd at 9:54 PM. That is when fall will officially begin. In meteorological terms it is called the “autumnal equinox.”
So in honor of this event, here are a few facts regarding the beginning of fall that you may or may not have known. On the first day of fall, the sun is directly over the equator. The word “equinox” is a Latin term which means “equal night.” Finally, each year, the autumnal equinox happens between September 21 and the 24.
So yes, summer is coming to an end. However, fall can be a wonderful time of the year! So before the cold of a Central New York winter descends upon us, take some time to view the beautiful foliage as Mother Nature turns leaves from green to red, yellow, orange, and magenta. Enjoy some warm apple cider and pumpkin muffins. Take a walk in the brisk autumn weather. You will be glad you did!