First Day of Fall

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This year at the Urban Gardening’s Veggie-Bed (Northern Hemisphere) the first day of fall comes in September. Taking place on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 9:54 P.M. EDT, we are breaking-out our long sleeve shirts and sweaters. After the September equinox occurs, aka autumnal equinox, the nights will get longer and the days shorter until the December solstice.

So, what is the difference between an equinox and a solstice? Unlike a solstice which happens in days, an equinox happens at a specific moment in time. Also, an equinox happens during the start of autumn and spring, while a solstice happens during summer and winter.

If you are like I am, you will probably welcome a change in the season after a long hot summer! To learn more about equinoxes and solstices watch this video from National Geographic:

Writer: Tom Myrick


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