The Autumnal Equinox is today (Sept. 22nd) at 5:18pm. That means autumn begins in the Northern Hemisphere. But it doesn’t mean you can balance an egg on its end. You can do that any day of the year! For a description of this, check out this article from one of the best web sites around!
And another thing… There is not 12 hours of sunlight and 12 hours of darkness today. It does take exactly 12 hours for the center of the sun to make its way across the sky. But since we get daylight from the “top” of the sun at sunrise and sunset, the daylight gets stretched a few minutes! Today’s sunrise/sunset: 6:57am and 7:06pm giving us a much appreciated 13 extra minutes.
–posted by Andrew Freiden