Autumnal Equinox Sunrise 6:28 AM Sunset 6:37 PM

Complete Sun and Moon Data for each Day

Autumn begins Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 10:21 AM EDT

 

Equinox means “equal night.”

Because the sun is positioned over the equator,

day and night are about equal in length all over the world during the equinoxes.

“Thanks to the 23.4 degree tilt of the Earth’s axis, we have days of different lengths and changes in the seasons.  We receive the sun’s rays most directly in the summer. In the winter, when we are tilted away from the Sun, the rays pass through the atmosphere at a greater slant, bringing lower temperatures. If the Earth rotated on an axis perpendicular to the plane of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, there would be no variation in day lengths or temperatures throughout the year, and we would not have seasons. ” (Source:  Infoplease)

Trivia:  How many hours of sunlight do we have on the longest day of the year (Summer Solstice) and how many hours of sunlight do we have on the shortest day (Winter Solstice).

 

THE PREAMBLE to the Constitution

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We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.     1787

Watch the video ……… SchoolTube  Or check out the  Hip Hop Remix  Or this Constitution Song

September 17th       Constitution Day and Citizenship Day!