Autumn Equinox

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Autumn equinox officially begins at 4:44 p.m. today. This is a great time to celebrate a season rich in delicious food (fruits, vegetables, specialty recipes), beautiful and refreshing weather, fun times with fall festivals, sporting events, family time walking, leaf watching, relaxing and taking time out for self.

What is the autumn equinox?

The time of the year when the sun is directly over the equator.  This year it occurs on September 22nd at 4:44 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.  After today, the days will become shorter, with the shortest day of the year occurring on the first day of winter.

What does the word equinox mean?

The word equinox comes from the Latin words aequus (equal) and nox (night).  On the day of the autumn equinox, day and night are approximately 12 hours each.

We here at LGBG invite you to celebrate the season with us as we continue to learn, inform and share all things green.

“There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!” by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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