Fall officially arrives Monday night

September 21, 2014 8:02 AM

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WEST MICHIGAN — Welcome to the fall, the autumnal equinox, the end of summer! As the headline says…Fall officially arrives Monday night at 10:29 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time. That’s the precise moment when the sun is directly overhead of the equator providing equal days/equal nights (equinox) across the globe…generally about 12 hours of each.

This signals the start of fall for the northern hemisphere and the start of spring for the southern hemisphere. Our days here in the north will really start getting shorter now as the sun continues its track further south and lower on our horizon with each passing day and week.

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