Autumnal equinox brings the start of a new season

September 24, 2014 3:06 AM

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The event characterizes the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere.

At 10:29 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on September 22, the Sun’s rays struck Earth directly on the equator, signaling the coming of the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. As described by Sky & Telescope, the autumnal equinox represents a unique instance during Earth’s orbit round the Sun.

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