Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox
wheel of the year

The Wheel of the Year  turns. It’s now just past the Autumn Equinox in the northern Hemisphere. The exact time was September 22 at 8:54 PM, CDT.  You can read more about the Autumn Equinox here.

And it has been feeling autumnal lately–cool mornings, clear blue sky, the light ripe and gold. It’s the season of apples and pears, sunflowers and mums, baseball and hockey. A new season of fashion. Symphony season, opera season, gallery openings.

It is a time balanced between summer and Halloween (Samhain). Now each day gets dark earlier, and the dusk lingering, the dry rustle of leaves.

September 24 is the Harvest Moon, the first full moon after the autumn equinox. You can read more about the Harvest Moon here.

Last night was clear, and the equinox moon, just beautiful! Today there’s a grey sky and light rain falling. Tonight’s forecast calls for overcast conditions, too. But who knows, there may be a glimpse of the moon through the clouds. Also, SLOOH will be covering the event. You can watch it here.

Did you know that September 23 is the birthday of John Coltrane?  It seemed fitting to include this piece by him. It’s called Equinox. Enjoy!

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  • Shine on, shine on, harvest moon, up in the sky! Well done.

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    Why thank you, and happy autumn!

  • The Harvest Moon's turning
    On brights to the max
    Along with the Equinox,
    With Coltrane on sax.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    That's wonderful! Thanks so much, AW

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