Today is the first day of fall - also known as the September Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. With this comes a plethora of pumpkin spiced food, raking leaves, football…and colder temperatures. 

Equinoxes are not day-long events.  Instead, they occur when the Sun crosses the celestial equator–the imaginary line in the sky above Earth’s Equator.

This year the Sun will cross the celestial equator from north to south on September 22, at 7:21 p.m. UTC, or 3:21 p.m. Eastern Time. At this instant, Earth's rotational axis is neither tilted away from nor towards the Sun, and the day and night will be almost equal in most locations.

From now until the December Solstice on December 21, when the fall season ends and winter begins, the days will grow shorter and the temperatures will get colder.

Throughout the season, Energy Saver will bring you tips to save money on energy bills while still staying warm and comfortable. Check out the Energy Saver website and follow us on social media to learn more.