In 2019, the autumnal equinox—also called the September equinox—is Monday, September 23rd. On this day, fall begins in the Northern Hemisphere and spring begins in the Southern Hemisphere. Wondering why it’s called an equinox? Here’s all you need to know.
The autumnal equinox—also called the September or fall equinox—is the astronomical start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and of spring in the Southern Hemisphere.
What is an Equinox?
The word “equinox” comes from Latin aequus, meaning “equal,” and nox, “night.” On the equinox, day and night are roughly equal in terms of length.
During the equinox, the Sun crosses what we call the “celestial equator”—an imaginary extension into space of Earth’s equator line. The equinox occurs precisely when the Sun’s center passes through this line. When the Sun crosses the equator from north to south, this marks the autumnal equinox; when it crosses from south to north, this marks the vernal equinox.
After the autumnal equinox, the sun is rising later and nightfall comes sooner. This ends with the December solstice, when days start to grow longer and nights shorter.
Birthdays/anniversaries we are celebrating this week:
Tuesday: nopeitsherhemi - David from Indiana
CanyaHEMI? - Glenn from Georgia
Wednesday: Dodge5150 -Tye from California
jwberrry - James from Texas
If it's your birthday/anniversary/special occasion let us know and we will celebrate with you.
Chatroom is back!! Join us every Thursday evening at 7:00 CST for chatroom. See what going on with the rest of the HTC'ers.
If you have a prayer request you would like to share either add it to this thread or PM me.
*HemiSuperbee - Mark - health concerns
*Rancher - Doug said to take him off the list but I think a quick prayer for his general health issues isn't a bad idea
*BlackTRX - Roy - new cancer diagnosis
*For those affected by the recent hurricanes
*Studmuffin - Morris' brother-in-law, David, with liver failure
Have great week!!!