FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Hay rides, pumpkin spice and flannel jackets.
Ah yes, fall.
You either love fall for its pretty foliage, football and sweater weather or you absolutely loathe it because that means winter is coming.
Whichever side of the fence you are on, Autumnal Equinox or Fall Equinox begins on Tuesday at 9:31 a.m. ET.
That’s right, summer will be in the rear view mirror.
The good news, this is the Midwest and there is ALWAYS a second “mini” summer or most commonly called an Indian Summer.
The bad news, winter is still coming whether you like it or not.
— NASA Marshall (@NASA_Marshall) September 21, 2020
The Fall Equinox marks the moment when the Sun will be directly above the Earth’s equator from north to south.
The equinox signifies days and nights with approximately equal lengths of 12 hours.
But, this statement isn’t entirely true.
Equal hours of day and night depend upon latitude.
Equilux or equal light will occur in the mid-latitudes a few days after the equinox.
Fort Wayne will experience equilux on September 25, 2020.
The sun will rise at 7:31 a.m. and set at 7:31 p.m. resulting in 12 hours of daylight.
The daylight hours will continue to get shorter until the Winter Solstice on December 21, 2020.