First Day of Fall 2019 on September: What Is Fall Equinox? What Happens During the Autumn Equinox? All Your FAQs Answered
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Say hello to fall! The world has welcomed the new season. Although it happens every year, but every season has its own charm and we so missed the cosy mornings. Both the Northern and Southern hemispheres are slated to experience an equal amount of daylight as the autumnal equinox begins today, September 23, 2019 (Monday). The equinox occurs when the sun is in line with the equator. September equinox 2019 marks the beginning of astronomical fall, with daylight hours continuing to shorten until the winter solstice that arrives in December. As autumn is here, you must be having a lot of queries. What is the Fall Equinox? What happens during the Autumn Equinox? And so many other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been answered in this article. September 2019 Festivals, Events and Holiday Calendar. 

Autumn begins in the Northern Hemisphere on September 23, 2019. That is the day of Autumnal Equinox, one of two days when the sun is located just above the Earth’s equator. During this day, both the Northern and Southern hemispheres will experience an equal amount of daylight.

What Does the Fall Equinox Mean?

The September equinox is called the Autumnal or Fall Equinox. Like the spring, the autumnal equinox marks an astronomical turning point of the seasons. It signifies the end of summer. Both the Northern and Southern hemispheres will receive an equal amount of daylight.

What Happens During the Fall Equinox?

The Earth is tilted on its axis of rotation by 23.5 degrees. Usually, the Northern and Southern hemispheres receive different amounts of sunlight throughout the year. But on the equinox, the orbital plane of the equator becomes geometrically aligned with the centre of the sun. At this stage, neither hemisphere can be tilted away from or toward the sun.

What Is the First Day of Fall 2019?

According to the Universal Coordinated Time in 2019, the equinox occurs on September 23, precisely at 7:50 am (UTC). However, the time at a few locations will vary.

What Is the Exact Time of the Fall Equinox?

As mentioned, Autumnal Equinox is on September 23, 2019, across the globe. The exact time as per UTC is precisely at 7:50 am. It is noteworthy that the time will vary as per the location.

Equinox means “equal nights”, and during this time, most places on Earth will see approximately 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. But not every site will experience the exact amount of day. The differences are based on how the sunlight gets bent as it enters the Earth’s atmosphere at different latitudes.