First day of Fall 🍂🍂

by - September 21, 2019



Hello guys, welcome back!🍂

Its been a while I know, but its good to be back and what better way than welcoming the "official" first day of Fall. So let me start asking you, how are your plans for Fall? Did you already create your Fall bucket list? Did you already start to decorate your house with pumpkins everywhere? Did you have your outfits ready? If the answer is yes, your're one of my Fall lovers crew if the answer is no don't worry you're still one of my crew and I will help you to get there!! How? you may ask. I will be doing some posts in the next days with the most recent deals and ideas that you can use to get in the mood. So, stay tuned for that. 

Also, I want to share with you guys what have being going on in my life, why exactly I haven't post in a while. I will be doing a post for that too. But for today, lets talk about Fall and why today is the first day. (Btw, you know what I just learn? That the first day of Fall is not today, but the 23!! Yeap Monday! But that doesn't matter we're going to talk about it anyway.)

Oohh and you know what else is that Monday??? Yeah you're right, MY BIRTHDAY!! It's going to be 27 years, crazy right! I'm not a kid anymore, time has flown by! Anyways that's not the topic here but if you want to know how I spend my birthday (starting today), outfits, activities,etc., stay tuned to my insta @onepercentofsomething. I will be posting too a post about things to do in your birthday that are different from the "usual". 


Now, going back to Fall... the first day is known as the "autumnal equinox" or the "September equinox". What equinox means? Equinox, it derives from the Latin "aequus" that means equal and "nox" means night which lead us to the definition: "the time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator (imaginary equator line), when day and night are of equal length" (Merriam Webster Dictionary). The two dates that the equinox occurs are usually September 21-23 (Fall) and March 20 (Spring). Depending on the place you're, is going to give the clock time is happening but technically it happen at the same moment worldwide. However, did you know that when we start Fall in the Northern Hemisphere, the Southern Hemisphere start Spring? Crazy right, I guess you already know that! But is nice to always learn  new things or refresh the one that we already know.  

This Monday the Sun will raise at 6:54(Sunrise) and will be down at 7:00(Sunset) in Hampton, VA. As you notice, even though its not the exactly equal on length they're pretty closed; Just a few minutes to be exactly 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night. Nevertheless, to be more specific the equinox begin at 3:50 a.m in the Eastern Standard where the Sun will be directly in line with the equator. 

 So now, a little bit more facts about it...

- The equinox it happens thanks to the 23.4-23.5 degree tilted axis of the Earth and some experts said that the tilt of the Earth is cause by some object striking the planet billions of years ago. Interesting, right? 




- The equinox have different meanings when it comes to the spiritually world. For example the "Harvest Moon" for some places or cultures it something sacred. Also, we have the "Higan",this is a Japanese Buddhists celebration around the equinox. 

-In the astronomical world the equinox means the time when the Sun enter into the Libra sign and this is an air sign represented by the scales which reflects harmony and balance.

-The Full moon after the equinox is known as the "Harvest Moon" (time between moon-rise become shorter) and leads to the "Harvest Moon effect" which occurs because of the low angle that is form with the horizon of the the Moon's orbital around Earth during this time of the year. Also, the "Harvest Moon" is known because the moon rise approx. 50 minutes later every day which is the time period between the two full moons or the two new moons. 


- A cool fact is that with the equinox we're getting ready to experience the "Northern Lights" or "Aurora Borealis". What are this lights? They are geomagnetic activities that are created when the gases in the Earth's atmosphere interact with the solar winds that come from the sun and which are electrically charged particles resulting in this amazing and magic moment. But why is rare? Is because the Earth have this huge magnetic shields that protect us from the things in the universe including the solar winds (The solar winds are part of the space weather which is in part generated by the continuously electromagnetic emission and energized particles of the sun) by deflecting them which prevent them to enter the Earth's atmosphere. Why the colors? The color are a result of the energy release by the collision between atoms and electron transfer. Based on the structure of atoms and molecules at the time of the collision and their wavelengths is what will give us the colors we see. For example, nitrogen atoms can emit blue or red-violet colors while oxygen atoms produce yellow-green colors. Here is a more explanatory document of the Aurora Borealis by NASA. Let me know if you want me to write more in detail about the chemistry behind it. 

If you're interested in learning more about the Equinox and how it works you can check this post with some facts by the National Geographic- Equinox Facts. In addition, in this link you can check the Sunrise & Sunset time for your area.

Anyway guys, like I said its good to be back and stay tune that I  will come with a lot of Fall posts specially regarding Fall styles, since is one of my Favorite Season! I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday!🍂 

Love you guys!


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