First Day of Fall 2012: What are Your Favorite Things about This Season?
On the first day of fall, day and night are each about 12 hours long. The word equinox comes from the Latin words for "equal night."
It is the summer's great last heat,
It is the fall's first chill: They meet.
— Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt
While some people look forward to the fall season for a relief from summer's oppressive heat, the four seasons are determined by changing sunlight, not heat.
According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, on the first day of fall, the autumnal equinox, day and night are each about 12 hours long with the actual time of equal day and night, in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring a few days after the autumnal equinox.
After today, temperatures will begin to drop and the days will start to get shorter.
What are some of your favorite things about this season? What are some signs of fall you are seeing around Barrow? Tell us in the comments.