Blog- four facts about the earth

The autumnal equinox approaches in a few short days. Do you know what that means?

This is “the time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth’s equator, making night and day of approximately equal length all over the earth and occurring about March 21 (vernal equinox or spring equinox) and September 22 (autumnal equinox)” (Click the link embedded in “autumnal equinox” at the top to see the source of this definition.)

Enjoy the half and half of these days so near the equinox, because from now onward until December 21, we slide slowly toward more darkness than light. This is extremely important to those of us who live in northern climes. Spend your lunch break outside. Grab some rays of sunlight on an evening walk. Don’t miss it!