September 21, 2023: The September equinox will occur on September 23, 2023, at 06:50 UTC (1:50 AM CDT). It marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of spring and summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
What is the equinox?
The equinox occurs twice a year, in March and September. It happens when the Sun crosses the celestial equator, an imaginary line in the sky above Earth’s equator. On the equinox, the Sun is directly overhead at the equator, and the day and night are of approximately equal length.
Significance of the September equinox
The September equinox is a significant event for many cultures around the world. It is a time to celebrate the changing seasons and the harvest. In some cultures, it is also a time to remember and honor the ancestors.
How to celebrate the September equinox
There are many ways to celebrate the September equinox. Here are a few ideas:
Spend time with loved ones: The September equinox is a great time to spend time with loved ones and celebrate the changing seasons. You could picnic in the park, hike in the woods, or have a bonfire in the backyard.
Give thanks for the harvest: The September equinox is a good time to give thanks for the harvest and all the good things in your life. You could write a gratitude journal, cook a meal with fresh produce from the farmer’s market, or donate to a local food bank.
Reflect on the past year: The September equinox is also a good time to reflect on the past year and set goals for the coming year. You could write down your thoughts and feelings in a journal or talk to a trusted friend or family member.
No matter how you celebrate the September equinox, it is a time to be grateful for the Earth and all the good things in your life.