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Fall arrives Monday

Submitted by on September 23, 2019 – 12:44 amNo Comment

It’s time to put away the shorts and T-shirts and pull out pants and sweaters.

Monday is the first day of fall.

Fall marks the return of the autumnal equinox and one of only two times a year when the sun crosses the equator and the day and night hours are of nearly equal length.

The other time is when the vernal equinox occurs in March, marking the beginning of spring.

The first day of autumn does not occur on the same day each year, but does fall between September 20th and the 23rd.

Fall officially arrived in northeast Michigan at 3:50 a.m. this morning. Daylight hours will now begin to decrease until the arrival of the winter solstice, or the first day of winter, on December 21.