Fall is formally right here, as Thursday, September 22 marks the second equinox of 2022, in any other case referred to as the autumn equinox (or autumnal equinox).
Here are 5 issues it’s possible you’ll not know in regards to the first day of the brand new season:
What does the time period ‘equinox’ imply?
The phrase means ‘equal night’. But daytime and evening should not really equal as a result of, though the centre of the solar units 12 hours after it rises, the day begins when the higher fringe of the solar reaches the horizon. Therefore days are nonetheless barely longer.
Is the equinox at all times on the identical day?
It normally falls on the 22 or 23 September however in 1931, it fell on 24 September. The Gregorian calendar doesn’t at all times match up as a result of the planet takes 365.25 days to orbit across the solar, which means the equinox is usually delayed a day. The subsequent time it should fall on 24 September will probably be in 2303.
A cobweb catches the early morning mist in Richmond Park in London
A fallow deer stag is seen in Richmond Park
Deer are seen via the morning mist in Richmond Park
Ducks and geese are seen via the morning mist on the lake at dawn in Richmond Park
Ferns glow within the morning gentle in Richmond Park
A purple deer is seen via the morning mist in Richmond Park
The lake at Richmond Park is seen via the morning mist
Trees are seen within the morning gentle in Richmond Park
So why do meteorologists say autumn begins on 1 September?
In order to make extra correct comparisons of seasonal climate from 12 months to 12 months, meteorologists usually divide the seasons into 4 three-month intervals.
What is the distinction between the autumn equinox within the North and South Pole?
People dwelling within the South Pole will probably be experiencing the primary sighting of daylight in six months, because the September equinox marks the primary day of spring for them. But residents within the North Pole will probably be marking the start of six months of darkness.
How do individuals rejoice the autumn equinox?
Druids meet at Stonehenge to mark the equinox with music. As within the UK, China celebrates with a harvest pageant, whereas in in Korea individuals mark the event with a kind of Thanksgiving.