Autumnal Equinox--The First Day of Fall
I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of equinox, marking the transition from long days to long nights. In SoCal that means sunrise and sunset hover around 6:35. It’s a nice compromise. I awaken to the front edge of the day, not the screaming light of the summer solstice closer to 5 a.m. The sunset is late enough to allow a walk after dinner in the cool of the day and I don’t feel compelled to lather on the sunscreen.
If you’d like to know more of the science and folklore around the fall equinox please follow the link to The Old Farmer’s Almanac