Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Autumnal Equinox is Here!
The reasoning for the equality is simple: the sun's rays hit directly at the equator, which leads to 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of nighttime. It's important to know, though, that it is not exactly 12 hours of each, but it is very, very close. The autumnal equinox always occurs in late September in the northern hemisphere. Once we pass the 22nd, we will start to lose daylight each day through the winter solstice, which occurs in late December. That day features the northern hemisphere's shortest day in terms of daylight of the entire calendar year.