First Day of Autumn

First day of autumn is a little different in South Texas than what I grew up with in Michigan and living in Kentucky.

Autumn’s in South Texas mean 80° weather, green grass, green leaves still in the trees and long sunny days.

Living in Texas, I love this time of the year. But I also miss the colors if the leaves on the trees changing and the smell of the fall in the air.

So for the parts of the world that autumn starts today, enjoy those wonderful fall colors. For me, I’ll be enjoying the 80° weather. I might even have to find my light jacket to wear in the cool mornings.


First Day of Autumn

In the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere, the first day of the autumn season is the day of the year when the Sun crosses the celestial equator moving southward. This day is known as the Autumnal Equinox.

On the day of the autumnal equinox, day and night are nearly the same amounts of time. In the United States, there are about 12 hours of daylight on this day.

The autumn equinox occurs at 3:44 PM CDT.


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