Facts And Trivia For The Celestial Event Marking The First Day Of Fall

September 22, 2014 7:22 PM

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Facts And Trivia For The Celestial Event Marking The First Day Of Fall

The autumnal equinox, which marks the first day of fall for the Northern Hemisphere, takes place Monday at 10:29 p.m. EDT. Instead of saying goodbye to summer, one should say hello to the fall. While the autumnal equinox does not have a tradition like the "egg standing on its end" legend associated with the vernal equinox, there are some interesting facts and trivia associated with the event.

While this autumnal fact is technically true, there is the caveat that sunrise and sunset are not instant events and the sun can be seen even after it sets, notes the Farmer's Almanac. "On the equinoxes, the very center of the Sun sets just 12 hours after it rises. But the day begins when the upper ...

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