The first day of fall is here

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At 9:31 AM Sept. 22, the autumnal equinox occurred. This is when the day to night line, or terminator, is perfectly vertical from the north to the south pole and the sun is directly over the equator.

The fall equinox is also the astronomical start to the autumn season. The start of Meteorological fall actually happened on Sept. 1, which climatologically speaking, is when we start to see the weather beginning to change. Every year, this is observed September 1st to November 30th. Based on the grouping of months, the number of days in each meteorological season never changes, aside from a leap year, unlike astronomical seasons.

We had a taste of fall to start this week, and soon leaves will begin to change. We typically see peak colors from early to mid-October.

Central PA first day of fall
Viewer submitted photo: A look at the first day of fall in Central PA.

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