Autumnal Equinox is Near

The Autumnal Equinox falls on September 22 at 8:31 AM  CDT

(Vernal Equinox for our Southern Hemisphere friends)

The sun will rise due east and set due west

Pretty cool to observe if you live in a place surveyed with a grid system as we are in Illinois

The sun’s location and shadows pointing due west at sunrise and due east at sunset are indications of the true direction grid system or not

Sunset 2018 Autumnal Equinox

Sunset shadows 2018 Autumnal Equinox

Equinox info HERE (plus you can find out how Granny made her home dust free without lifting a finger!*)  😉

Consider a photo of the equinox in your area

  • possibly warrants a spot on Ripley’s Believe It or Not in Santa Rosa

Very much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over on BL -- in Bill's Day Rides, and one journal.

5 response to "Autumnal Equinox is Near"

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: September 21, 2020

      Hee hee — and here I thought it would be the perfect thing to get all the particulates from the fires out of the air in the house. 😉
      BUT!! If you order RIGHT NOW — they will. . . . . . .

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: September 21, 2020

    Happy Equinox, Rich! Well, I didn’t make it out this morning for the sunrise, and let’s see what happens at sunset… I have my doubts. I haven’t really found a place close by with a view to the horizon.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: September 22, 2020

      Well! 🙁
      Nice and clear here, so in about 2 hours will go south of town a little and get a photo.
      Tomorrow night will not make much difference at all or the day after even, although the sun is moving far more quickly these days so we don’t have the flexibility a solstice provides.
      Thanks, might still work out.

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