6 Things To Know About The Autumnal Equinox
Hoodies, leather, boots, scarves, beanies and a darker lipstick. Fall is upon us and today is our annual Autumnal Equinox. So what does this mean exactly? Here's all that you need to know about this bi-annual shift:
- On this day, there are 12 hours of day and night throughout the entire world. This is because the Earth's axis of rotation becomes perpendicular to the line connecting the centers of the Earth and the sun.
- The autumnal equinox happens when the Sun crosses the celestial equator, this is an imaginary line in the sky that corresponds to Earth's equator.
- The equinox happens at the same time, same moment around the world (not like New Years).
- Days will be shorter up until the Winter Solstice in December.
- The morning of the Autumn Equinox is when the Sun enters, Libra, the balance sign.
- The full moon closest to the autumnal equinox is called the Harvest Moon (September 27th.
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