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SKY VIEWING ALERT!!!!!! FALL BEGINS 9/22/20

21 Sep 2020, 22:20 UTC
SKY VIEWING ALERT!!!!!! FALL BEGINS 9/22/20
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Hey Space Placers!!!!FALL LEAVES, ZODIACAL LIGHT, VENUS AND MILKY WAYGreg RedfernDespite the year that is 2020 here on Earth, Fall officially arrives September 22nd at 9:31 a.m. EDT. Astronomically speaking this is the date and time of the Autumnal Equinox https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-september-equinox?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=c01b9db2e4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_02_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-c01b9db2e4-394691157 , the precise moment when the Sun is seen directly overhead at noon at the Earth’s equator. Both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres will have almost equal amounts of daylight and night as the Sun rises due East and sets due West everywhere on the planet except for the poles. Seen from space http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=52248 the Earth is equally illuminated by the Sun. All of this is repeated during the Vernal Equinox which marks the arrival of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere around March 21st.The Earth’s seasons - Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer - are caused by the Earth’s orbit around the Sun and the 23 1/2 degree tilt of our planet’s axis. This causes the amount of sunlight falling on the Earth’s Northern and Southern Hemispheres to constantly change. The two hemispheres are always opposite in their seasons - our Fall is their Spring while our Summer is their Winter.If you are outside your residence at sunrise on Tuesday, ...

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