Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Autumnal Equinox

To those of us in temperate countries with four seasons, those seasons' dates are open to debate. For some in the northern hemisphere autumn started on 1 September; likewise it was the first day of spring for many in the southern hemisphere. For me, the seasons change on 21 or 22 of September (and December, March and June).

An online guide for children explains it well for us adults too: The Autumn Equinox is the first day of the autumn season and occurs when the sun passes the equator moving from the northern to the southern hemisphere. The North Pole begins to tilt away from the sun. Day and night have approximately the same length. Autumnal equinox is near 22 September:


  1. Thank you! It is feeling like Autumn already.

  2. So official start to your Autumn tomorrow Chrissy, interesting how it's worked out. We began Spring officially at the start of September but honestly it still feels like Winter.

  3. Yes, it did rain for a while after nearly a hundred days, autumn seems to have arrived over here as well.
    Please have a good Thursday. And yes, that is a wonderful picture !

  4. Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall,
    There is a way to remember them all.
    12,3,6 and 9,
    add a slash and assign a sign.
    this is the way to remember them for you.
    Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall,
    This is the way to remember them all...
    The months,12,3,6,9 get matched with the date, 22,21,21,22, which match to the seasons... Cheers.


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