The second and last equinox of 2022 has arrived. On Thursday, September 22, people in the Americas will celebrate it.

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Every year, the fall equinox occurs in mid-September, bringing in the start of the fall season (otherwise known as the autumnal equinox).

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The Sun crosses the Equator during fall equinox, and those living in the Northern Hemisphere will start to experience more darkness than light.

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Every year, there are two equinoxes. One takes place in September and is known as the autumnal equinox, the other takes place in the spring, known as the vernal equinox.

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The name equinox comes from the Latin word aequus, meaning equal, and nox, meaning night.

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The Sun's rays are currently aimed exactly at the equator, but the Earth's tilt is shifting away from its maximum lean toward it.

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At this point, the Earth’s tilt is moving away from its maximum lean toward the Sun; its rays are aiming directly at the equator.

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Birds are migrating south, temperatures are dropping, leaves are changing colors, and animals' coats are becoming thicker but the shift in daylight is the most dramatic.

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The winter solstice, which occurs in the middle of December, will be the day with the fewest daylight hours of the year.

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You may discover a wide range of customs and festivities to celebrate the arrival of autumn and the harvest season all over the world and throughout history.