The first day of fall or as it is also called, the Autumn Equinox. This can be a very depressing time. Summer is over and School is back in. But I try to look to the positive notes of this time of year. The colours of the trees are beautiful, it's pumpkin pie season, and we're one step closer to Christmas. That's all I'm coming up with right now.
So why do leaves turn yellow in the fall? This is caused by the breakdown of chlorophyll in the leaf (the chlorophyll gives leaves their green colour), so without it, the leaves turn yellow. Some leaves turn red because of red anthocyanin pigments. Nature truly is remarkable!
And why is it called "equinox"? Equinox is derived from Latin (just like everything else) meaning "equal night". On the equinox all around the world there is supposed to be 12 hours of night and 12 hours of day. This is not perfectly true but that's the idea. Our autumn equinox in the northern hemisphere is the spring equinox in the southern hemisphere. Always an interesting thing seeing it from both sides of the spectrum.
If you have anything else you look forward to during the autumn season, leave it in the comments below!
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