Saturday, September 22, 2012

Autumnal Equinox (Fall) Begins at 9:49 AM CDT Today...

Fall will be officially ushered in at 9:49 a.m. central time this morning, as the Autumnal Equinox takes place in the planetary realm.

As the new season begins, the Earth's axis will be tilted neither away from the sun nor towards it, allowing the sun's rays to shine directly overhead at the equator before moving into the Southern Hemisphere:

Back home in the Northern Hemisphere, the days will get shorter and the nights longer from here on out, leading up to the shortest day of the year on Friday, December 21 (the Winter Solstice).

To view the sunrise/sunset and/or twilight tables for your area, we suggest this link at the U.S. Naval Observatory's site.  The tables aren't fully of pretty looking graphics or anything like that, but they are very accurate and for specific locations.

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