Autumnal Equinox 2016 Google Doodle. First Day of Fall 2016 (Northern Hemisphere)
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22-09-2016, 01:57 AM
Autumnal Equinox 2016 Google Doodle. First Day of Fall 2016 (Northern Hemisphere)
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the new season with the orange glow of fall’s falling leaves.
In Northern Hemisphere, today i-e 22nd September 2016, is the first day of fall, also known as the Autumnal equinox.

On the equinox, night and day are nearly exactly the same length – 12 hours – all over the world. This is the reason it's called an "equinox", derived from Latin, meaning "equal night".

However, even if this is widely accepted, it isn't entirely true. In reality equinoxes don't have exactly 12 hours of daylight

The equinox in September is also known as the Autumnal (fall) equinox in the northern hemisphere.

Due to differences between the calendar year and the tropical year, the September equinox can occur at any time from the 21st to the 24th day of September.

The September equinox marked the first day of the French Republican Calendar.
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