Saturday marks the first day of the season with the Autumnal Equinox, one of two days of the year when the sun rises due east and sets due west (the spring Equinox is the other day of the year).
On Saturday, the Sun will rise at 6:21 a.m. locally, and it will set at 6:27 p.m. Despite popular myths, this is not the day when we’ll see precisely 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of moonlight. Due to the earth’s imperfect orbit, the perfect 12-hour day varies each year.
Autumn means that fire season is upon us and so is Knott’s Scary Farm with the 40th annual Halloween Haunt.
Soon warm days will turn cool, and jack-o-lanterns will offer up toothy grins.
But perhaps French existentialist Albert Camus said it best: “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
Happy fall everyone!