Sep 22, 2016

Autumn Equinox

Today at 17:21 we officially enter autumn. On the Autumn Equinox, day and night are of roughly equal length. Gradually, over the coming days, the nights will become increasingly longer than the days until the winter solstice in December, when the pattern is reversed.
The Autumn Equinox also marks the time of year when the northern hemisphere begins to tilt away from the sun, resulting in less direct sunlight and consequently cooler temperatures. Since ancient years, these natural phenomena were celebrated all around the world, as they had a mythical importance.