We’ve survived the dog days of summer, and now it’s time to cool off. The autumn equinox takes place at 4:21 a.m. EDT on Wednesday when the sun moves directly over the equator, making day and night nearly the same length. That’s where the word comes from — “equi” for equal in Latin combined with “nox” for night, WTOP reported.
Fall officially begins Wednesday and runs through Dec. 21, the winter solstice. But while people may agree on the season, they don’t agree on its name. Fall was originally called “harvest” in the 1200s, but by 300 years later people were using the term “autumn,” from the old French word autompne. Fall, from “fall of the leaf,” gained popularity in the 16th century. The British eventually chose to continue favoring “autumn” while North American explorers — later, Americans — used “fall,” according to Grammarist. ibtimes
Happy Autumn…my favorite season 🍁 I was up for it’s official start at 4:21 this morning, toasting it with a cup of pumpkin coffee!! Went to the Refuge for a Sunrise Soul Stroll,,,there were more clouds than sun on the first morning of autumn,but there was beauty to behold none-the-less…Stroll was cut short due to unforeseen circumstances in the way of the relentless mosquitoes who decided I’d be good for breakfast!
“The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” ~John Muir~