The first day of autumn is Saturday, September 23 arriving at 2:50 am EDT in the Northern Hemisphere. The date varies slightly from year to year but it is usually September 22 or 23. This means cooler weather and longer nights are coming.
According to the Farmers’ Almanac “this is the moment when the Sun crosses the Equator, and those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere will begin to see more darkness than daylight. Regardless of whether it has been chilly for weeks or there are still balmy summer-like temperatures, this is the start of astronomical fall. At this point, the Earth’s tilt is moving away from its maximum lean toward the Sun; its rays are aiming directly at the equator.”
We may not like the longer nights, but it will be nice to have cooler days and less humidity! FYI – Daylight Savings Time doesn’t end until November 5, 2023.
(Image credit: iStock and Farmers’ Almanac)