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2018 Fall Equinox In Central New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge



by Anura Guruge


 

2015 Autumnal Equinox In U.S. East Coast Will Happen, Atypically, During Yom Kippur.

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by Anura Guruge


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++ 2015: Father’s Day on Summer Solstice

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>> 2014 Autumnal Equinox

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I am indebted to my ex-colleague at BBN, many decades ago, Larry Denenberg for this information. I would not have worked this out IF not for a detailed e-mail about this by Larry this morning. Larry is also the one, who twice a year, informs me as to when it will be the earliest/latest sunsets in New England — which are NOT necessarily on the same day as the solstice.

Well the Autumnal Equinox for 2015 is at 4:22 EDT on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Yom Kippur, a.k.a ‘Day of Atonement’, the holiest day of the year in Judaism in 2015 begins in the evening of Tuesday, September 22 and end in the evening of Wednesday, September 23. Thus, definitely for the U.S. East Coast the Autumnal Equinox will occur during Yom Kippur.

The time for each and every equinox is FIXED and invariable across the globe. So Autumnal Equinox for 2015, across the World, happens at 08:22 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). That is physics and astronomy and there are no local variants. Not so with Yom Kippur. The timing is based per LOCAL sunset. So Yom Kippur in Alton, New Hampshire starts well ahead of Santa Barbara in California.

Larry doesn’t tell me, explicitly, as to when we last had this, though it appears that there was a good chance that it might have happened in some places on 1947 and possibly 1939. Yom Kippur, per the Gregorian calendar, can fall between September 14 (as happened in 1899 and 2013) and October 14 (as happened in 1967 and will happen again in 2043). So that is quite the spread. Larry, however, does point out that in 2034 the Autumnal Equinox will start at 6:38 PM U.S. Eastern time and as such could coincide with Yom Kippur that starts that evening.

You can try and check Larry’s Website for more information. Larry, like all the others that worked at BBN during my short tenure, is quite the intellectual.


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2015 Autumnal Equinox In New Hampshire Will Be On Wednesday, September 23 at 4:22 AM EDT — Happy Fall.

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Related Posts:
>> 2014 Autumnal Equinox
>> 2013 Autumnal Equinox

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2014 Spring Equinox
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2013 Spring Equinox

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Yes, it is a bit late, but not astronomically.
We think of the equinox around the 21st or 22nd.
So 23rd, though early in the morning, is a bit unusual.

It is 8:22 GMT (in Britain).

But enjoy. Here comes Winter. SMILE.


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Happy Fall
for those in the Northern Hemisphere.
(It is Spring for the others).

Alas snow is on its way for us!

But, we in New England will get Foliage
and with luck a (Red as opposed to a Brown) Indian Summer.


2013 September Autumnal Equinox Will Be On Sunday, September 22, At 4:44 PM Eastern (U.S), 20:44 (8:44 PM) GMT

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related post:
>> March 20, 2013 Spring Equinox — Mar. 20, 2013.


Click to access my March 2013 post with much, much details and diagrams.

Click to access my March 2013 post with much, much details and diagrams.

 


IF you really want even more click more this 'Space.com' article with diagram.

IF you really want even more click more this ‘Space.com’ article with diagram.


Equinoxes don’t do much for me. I am a committed ‘Winter Solstice‘ Sun worshipper. The Winter Solstice is MY favorite day of the year (and not just because it is so close to Christmas). As of that day the days starts getting longer and I love that. I mourn the ‘Summer Solstice‘ — when days start getting shorter!

The equinoxes to me mark the midway points between the solstices. Three more months to go.

Fall is not really with us as yet in central New Hampshire. I closely studied the foliage on my run up Prospect Mountain this morning. I took some pictures too but they have gone missing from the card! Strange. Never had that happen before. I was using my old camera and not Deanna’s magic Panasonic. Some foliage, not as much as I expected. The leaves that turned red in early August are now dead and withered.

The rain is coming. The Highland Games are in Loon — and we are not there! Though I have had some pangs, as I knew I would, it hasn’t bothered us much. Devanee and Deanna both acknowledged that it was ‘The Games’ weekend. That was all.