Fun Facts about the Autumn Equinox
September 22nd Marks the Beginning of Fall
This September 22nd, say goodbye to blazing summer days and welcome the breezy fall season with open arms! That’s right — the autumn equinox is here once again!
While everyone sees the autumn equinox as the start of pumpkin season, there’s more to it than just that. For one, it’s the time of the year when day and night are almost equal in many places, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere. Here are several other things about the fall equinox that might fascinate you.
- Harvest moon
The full moon closest to the autumn equinox is referred to as the “harvest moon.” The moon would rise earlier than usual during this time, allowing farmers to work longer hours during the evening. This gives them more crops to harvest.
- Changes in animals
Animals in the Northern Hemisphere tend to experience certain changes as their bodies adapt to the cold weather. The decrease in the amount of daylight signals them to prepare for the cooler season. Besides eating twice their normal consumption, most of these animals migrate to warmer places while others look for a refuge to hibernate.
- Different dates
There’s no fixed date for the autumn equinox. It normally occurs on the 22nd or 23rd of September, rarely taking place on the 21st and 24th. The last time the world witnessed a September 24th autumnal equinox was in 1931, with the next one happening in 2303.
- Stonehenge celebration
Druids and pagans, as well as curious tourists, celebrate the autumn equinox at Stonehenge in England, watching the sunrise above the stones. They would gather in circles to exchange stories and discuss the seasonal change.
- China’s mid-autumn festival
The Chinese take the autumn equinox seriously. On this day every year, they would hold large celebrations amid bountiful feasts. Of course, it wouldn’t be a traditional Chinese party without mooncakes.
- Aurora borealis
If you’ve always wanted to watch the colorful and shimmering lights known as aurora borealis, this would be the perfect time to do so. The bright dancing lights are more likely to be seen in certain locations during the spring and autumn equinoxes when the nights are longer and cooler.
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These benefits that your car donation will help provide will increase the odds of your disadvantaged neighbors landing decent-paying jobs that will eventually free them from a life of poverty.
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