Astronomical fall officially began this weekend.
Meteorologists marked the beginning of fall earlier this month but fall officially began this weekend. So bring on the jacket weather, apple picking, and everything pumpkin flavored! But remember, the astronomical start to seasons is based on Earth’s position in relation to the Sun while meteorological seasons are based on annual temperature cycles.
The astronomical fall begins at the Autumnal Equinox, which is when the sun is directly over the equator. It’s at this point when the earth does not have a lean to the sun or away from the sun so night and day are both 12 hours.
And going forward, the tilt of the earth will put the northern hemisphere farther away from the sun, thus giving us less direct sunlight and making temperatures cooler.
And looking ahead to our start to fall, temperatures will be well below normal so it will certainly feel like fall in KELOLAND. I’ve already pulled out my jackets and hoodies and I’m looking forward to getting some good use out of them before I’ll need to get out the big winter coats to keep myself warm from Old Man Winter.