Wednesday, September 22, 2010


September brings fall in the Northern Hemisphere - the astronomical start of the fall season is marked by the positions of Earth and the sun - the last day of summer and the first day of fall.

The precise moment and date when fall arrives for the northern hemisphere:

September 22, 2010 at 11:09 pm EDT

This is known as the September Equinox.

On the Equinox, the sun rises directly in the east and sets directly in the west. This is true for both the fall and spring Equinoxes.

On two days of the year you can find the exact cardinal directions of East and West by using the sun. The ancients did this when they set up their calendars at Stonehenge and the Mayan pyramid, among others.

For a true Celt, the only fitting way to celebrate the Fall Equinox . . . is to offer a Human Sacrifice . . . S.L.



  1. Properly, it's the Autumnal Equinox, not September Equinox. Also may be called the Fall Equinox i the US. The other is, yes, the Spring Equinox, but is properly the Vernal Equinox. Just sayin'...

  2. I was working in the fall tide and had water up my nose and in my ears today.

    Adjusting a boat lift cradle in the river.

    Extra high tides in the spring and fall.

  3. Good sharing of this wonderful post. Thanks for the pics.