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Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox

The September equinox is the moment when the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator, heading southward. The equinox may be taken to mark the end of astronomical summer and the beginning of astronomical autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, while marking the end of astronomical winter and the start of astronomical spring in the Southern Hemisphere. The Autumnal and Spring equinoxes mark the point in the calendar at which the length of night and the length of day are almost exactly equal.

Activity Ideas:

  • Make your very own Autumn leaf lanterns with our activity – here
  • Nothing says autumn like pumpkins! Try our Pick a Pumpkin activity – here
  • Or how about enjoying a Conker cracking activity – here
  • Print off and enjoy our Autumn themed activity book – here