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Fall Equinox

As one of the two yearly equinoxes, physical daylight is equally balanced with night at this time.  For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, daylight is on the decrease after the fall (or autumnal) equinox, moving towards the shortest  ‘day’ three months later at the Winter Solstice.  The festival of the Fall Equinox in Druidry is known as Alban Elfed, which is Welsh for ‘The Light of Autumn”.

Fall is a time of plenty and satisfaction. Traditionally the  ‘second harvest’ in NW Europe, many crops planted half a year earlier – around the Spring Equinox – have made it to harvest by the Fall Equinox. It is time to enjoy the year’s accomplishments, and to ponder the shortening days to come.

This year the northern hemisphere’s fall equinox occurs on September 22, 2022 at 8:03 pm CT.  To find this in your time zone use this converter.

 

 

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