fall foliage and all things pumpkin spice. The autumnal equinox of 2022, also known as the September equinox or fall equinox, arrives on Thursday, Sept.
22, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. The date marks the start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere — and the equinox occurs at the same moment worldwide.FILE - A person looks out at the fall foliage next to the Pond in Central Park on November 9, 2021, in New York City. (Photo by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images) The autumnal equinox officially arrives at 9:04 p.m.
EDT on Thursday. During the equinox — which occurs twice per year — the sun crosses what’s known as the "celestial equator," or an extension of Earth’s equator line into space, the Farmer’s Almanac explains.The autumnal equinox happens when the sun crosses the equator from north to south.
The vernal equinox, or the start of spring, happens when it moves from south to north.The full moon that happens nearest to the fall equinox is known as the "Harvest Moon." This year’s Harvest Moon peaked in the early morning hours on Saturday, Sept.