As Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter, usually in March (Southern Hemisphere) or September (Northern Hemisphere) when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier.
The equinoxes might be expected to be in the middle of their respective seasons, but temperature lag (caused by the thermal latency of the ground and sea) means that seasons appear later than dates calculated from a purely astronomical perspective. The actual lag varies with region, so some cultures regard the autumnal equinox as "mid-autumn" whilst others with a longer lag treat it as the start of autumn. Meteorologists use a definition based on months, with autumn being September, October and November in the northern hemisphere and March, April and May in the southern hemisphere.
In North America, autumn is usually considered to start with the September equinox. In traditional East Asian solar term, Autumn starts on or around 8 August and ends on about 7 November. In Ireland, the autumn months according to the national meteorological service, Met Éireann, are September, October and November.However, according to the Irish Calendar which is based on ancient Celtic traditions, autumn lasts throughout the months of August, September, and October, or possibly a few days later, depending on tradition. In Australia, autumn officially begins on 1 March and ends 31 May. The vast diversity of the ecological zones of the South American, African and Australian continents renders the rigid European, North Asian and North American seasonal calendar an imposed cultural concept rather than relevant to climactic conditions. The seasonal cycles as named and described by the various indigenous Aboriginal peoples of Australia differ substantially from one another according to their local geographical and ecological environment and are intricately dependent on local environmental events and resources
An Equinox occurs twice a year, when the tilt of the Earth's axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun, the center of the Sun being in the same plane as the Earth's equator. The term equinox can also be used in a broader sense, meaning the date when such a passage happens. The name "equinox" is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because around the equinox, the night and day are approximately equally long. It may be better understood to mean that latitudes +L and -L north and south of the Equator experience nights of equal length.
Although the word equinox is often understood to mean "equal [day and] night," this is not strictly true. For most locations on earth, there are two distinct identifiable days per year when the length of day and night are closest to being equal; those days are referred to as the "equiluxes" to distinguish them from the equinoxes. Equinoxes are points in time, but equiluxes are days. By convention, equiluxes are the days where sunrise and sunset are closest to being exactly 12 hours apart.
With all that being said...There's a lot to fall that I simply enjoy, warm apple cider, going to an apple orchard, taking a hay ride, enjoying just made caramel apples and the joy of children playing with all the leave that have fallen on the ground. So my Fellow friends... Welcome to Fall!!
Here are a few fantastic fall items from my Etsy shop~
Iridessa Fae's Hideaway Necklace
Earthy and Iridescent is Iridessa
she loves to frolic and play
while watching the leaves swing and sway
she stows away in her little hideaway
but be cautious of this little fae
she is mishevious and gets a little carried away.
This beautiful, earthy and coppery iridescent necklace illuminates all the colors of the geode in so many ways.
The geode comes from the Upper Penisula of Michigan. Unique to its own curves and colors.
Necklace measures 22 inches
Pendant is 3 inches
We fall gracefully from the trees that hold us high.
Earrings measure 3 inches
Circles Of Fall Earrings
As we turn to fall and all the gorgeous colors that surround us, especially in my neighborhood, our whole street has huge trees of maple and oak. Which in my opinion, have some of the greatest colors; red, orange and gold. When we watch the leaves fall, they go in circles and sway with the breezes before they fall to the ground. As if the faery who took the leaf off the tree is playing and frolicing before the winter faeries wake from there slumber.
Great Fall earrings to show how much you appreciate the cool, crispness of the mornings and the warmth of the afternoon of Autumn.
Earrings measure 3 inches
Fall Splendor Necklace
Drop is 3 inches from center pearl
Autumn Faeire's Delight Necklace
My favorite faery would not let me make another piece of jewelry until I showed all of you her favorite piece. This is my faery who takes care of all my flowers in the fall and makes sure they come back alive in the spring.
I know it's a little early to be thinking Autumn since we are only beginning Summer. But this piece has so many great colors in it I could not hold back. I think this necklace will look great all summer long and well into fall.
Necklace measures 22 inches.
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