To my misinformed friends who thought fall started yesterday, I guess I can only say “I told you so….” Yes, the Autumnal Equinox took place today, early this morning around 2:51am Pacific, making today the last day of more Sun light than darkness. It is now time for the Northern hemisphere to blow off the cobwebs and take the old heavy duty quilt for the long, dark, cold, nights as we slip into winter.
I guess the confusion is from the normal times that the Spring Equinox and Winter Solstices take place, on the 21st of their respected months, but the Autumnal Equinox is normally on the 22nd of September, however, it is a day behind this year, really making it hard for people to remember. So, today is the day the day that the nights start to become longer. Yup, shoveling is just around the corner: unless we get an el nino winter?
So, happy fall everyone! I was getting tired of green anyways….. *sniff* *sniff* …but I hate the cold!