Can you believe it? The summer is just about over. Where did the time go? Fall officially begins on Wednesday, September 22 at 11:09PM EDT.
Another name for the first day of fall is the autmunal equinox. The word equinox means "equal day and equal night." Because our Earth is not a perfectly round planet, there is some variation in the length of daylight, though not much. Most areas will have about 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness.
Eggs and Fall
There is a theory floating around that on the first day of spring and the first day of fall, you can balance an egg on its end. While this is true, you can also do it any day of the year with enough patience. However, I have never been able to accomplish it in my 40 years. Although as Cindy and Debra could tell you, I'm not exactly what you would call coordinated.