Macro Monday Autumn Equinox

My favorite time of year is autumn, the change of color from green to red, orange and yellow. This year Autumnal Equinox lands on September 21, 2020. It is the astronomical start of the fall season in the Northern Hemisphere and of the spring season in the Southern Hemisphere. The word “equinox” comes from Latin aequus, meaning “equal,” and nox, “night.” On the equinox, day and night are roughly equal in length.

During the equinox, the Sun crosses what we call the “celestial equator”, an imaginary extension of Earth’s equator line into space. The equinox occurs precisely when the Sun’s center passes through this line. When the Sun crosses the equator from north to south, this marks the autumnal equinox.

Posting a few of my autumn photos from my neighborhood in the Seattle area. The skies have cleared of smoke from the forest fires on the West Coast. It is now safe to play outside.

Published by Mews News

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