Autumn marks colder weather
Posted on: September 25, 2014
We hate to be the bearers of bad news folks, but summer has officially been and gone. Monday signified the beginning of the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, with the long summer days now set to shorten and temperatures gradually falling as we enter the winter months.
The autumnal equinox, or September equinox as it is also known, is simply described as one of two points in the year where day and night are of equal length worldwide - the term ‘equinox’ coming from the Latin for ‘equal night’. It is a result of the Earth's tilt on its axis and our never ending journey around the sun.
Some argue that this is an oversimplification and that this astronomical event is actually far more complicated. They point out that ‘night’ is regarded as the point at which the sun is below the horizon, though this ignores twilight. Atmospheric refraction generates an optical illusion; so whilst it may appear the sun is sitting on the horizon, it is in fact already below it.
Now we had hoped that the arrival of autRead full article