Thursday welcomed the autumnal equinox, the scientific name for the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere.
An equinox happens when the center of the sun passes over the “celestial equator,” the imagined extension of the Earth’s equator into space. That happened Thursday evening at 9:04 p.m.
Although temperatures in Charlottesville have been on a slow cooling trend, it is far from sweater weather, and fall foliage in the region is not predicted to peak until around Halloween.
But the fact remains: It’s fall. Pumpkin spice everything has been in markets since the beginning of August, so let’s all fall into fall with another fun edition of UVA Today’s “Hoo? What? Where?” Follow the clues, post your results and challenge everyone to an autumnal duel.
- UVA's First Library
- Tennis Courts
- White Car
- Circular Seating Area
- Pair of Crosswalks
- The Chapel
- I Surrender