Are You Ready for Sweater Weather? It’s Officially Fall
By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kenzie Morgenlaender
TUSCALOOSA, Ala- Hello pumpkin spice lattes, color-changing leaves, plaid flannels and college football. Today, Tuesday, Sept. 22 marks the first day of fall.
With fall, bring the autumn equinox which happened for a moment at around 9:30 this morning.
“This marks the time when the day-to-night line, called the terminator, is perfectly vertical from pole to pole and the sun is directly over the equator” according to a tweet by the National Weather Service.
In simpler terms, this means that the hours of daylight, which we see, will be almost equal to the hours of darkness.
According to LiveScience.com, “On the equinox, the “nearly” equal day and night happens because, as the sun dips below the horizon.”
The Sun’s “rays are refracted (bent) above the horizon, which makes it seem like daylight is lasting a little longer.”
Fall will last until Monday, Dec. 21.