A sneak peek into September equinox

September 22, 2014 11:44 AM

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A sneak peek into September equinox

Get ready for the shedding of leaves by deciduous trees as the autumn, also known as fall in the US and Canada, is all set to mark the transition from summer into winter. The calendar says September 22, 2014, is the first day of autumn and also is the time for the September equinox.

The September equinox (or Southward equinox) is the moment when the sun appears to cross the celestial equator, heading southward. At the equinox, the sun rises directly in the east and sets directly in the west. This year, it will happen on 22nd September, 10:39pm; at this time the sun will shine d...

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