Let Fall Officially Ring!

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23 Sep 2021 4:00 PM
The Autumnal Equinox has officially arrived here in the Northern Hemisphere! To our Southern Hemisphere readers, happy Vernal Equinox (first day of spring)! The Autumnal Equinox usually ranges from September 22nd to 23rd. The Winter Solstice usually ranges from December 21st to the 22nd. Then the Vernal Equinox usually lands between March 20th and 21st. Finally the Summer Solstice generally lies from June 20th to the 22nd. Wednesday, September 22nd at precisely 3:20 p.m. Eastern, 12:20 p.m. Pacific, was the official Autumnal Equinox. Why such an exact time? It has to do with the Earth's position in its orbit around the sun. At that minute, the Earth was positioned so the Sun's rays were directly overhead the Equator. In the spring and summer months the Sun's rays move north of the Equator and in the fall and winter months those rays move south of the Equator. It's all relative, really. The rays themselves aren't moving but rather the tilted position of Earth resulting in the sun angle constantly changing. Wednesday, September 22nd featured about 12 hours of daylight everywhere across the globe! To celebrate the first day of fall, let's take a look at some of the foliage pictures you have shared with us on social media. Reminder: Tag us on Twitter and/or Facebook with the foliage near you so we can highlight your local beauty! WeatherNation Meteorologist Steve Glazier snapped this picture of the Colorado foliage! WeatherNation Meteorologist Steve Glazier snapped this picture of the Colorado foliage! https://twitter.com/JoshCozartWx/status/1440771221797232640 https://twitter.com/tennis45luv/status/1440725020565655560 https://twitter.com/nawa201/status/1440681305562238986 https://twitter.com/LakeClarkNPS/status/1440761578849124356
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