This year in 2019 the autumnal equinox will arrive on September 23rd in North America and is the astronomical start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. During the equinox, the sun crosses the celestial equator and the earth’s two hemispheres receive the sun’s rays almost equally. After the autumnal equinox, the nights will get longer, the days will get shorter and the temperatures begin to drop. Due to the lack of daylight the leaves will begin to change color and landscapes will be covered with vibrant fall colors. The fall equinox has been a day of celebration for culture since ancient days when people would track the transition of the earth’s journey around the sun.