Balance an egg on the first day of fall

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!

Egg Balancing Debunked

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.

Happy Autumn!

posted by Andrew Freiden

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4 Responses to Balance an egg on the first day of fall

  1. Wright says:

    12 hours of sunlight and 12 hours of daylight — isn’t that the same thing? 🙂

  2. Jason says:

    I hereby forecast that by this time next week (wed- thursday) we’ll be lucky to make it out of the 60’s with lows in the 30’s

  3. Jim Queflander says:

    Wonderful, extra daylight is a good thing… now if we can just do something about a 3 day work with a 4 day weekend. Andrew, I nominate you to get those changes put in place for us! Happy Autumn!

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