First Day of Fall 2016 – When is Fall 2016?



First Day of Fall 2016

Get the date and time of the beginning of fall equinox and first day of fall 2016. The start of the fall season is observed in September in Northern Hemisphere. As the summer gets close towards month of August, many of you will be searching to know when the first day of autumn in year 2016 is. Hence it is also known as fall equinox 2016 in many regions. The day is also known as the most symmetrical day when the day and nights are of equal time length. You might already been aware of first day of spring and first day of winter, this post is bringing you everything you would like to know about the first day of fall in 2016. It is a holiday season for many and fall also marks of new terms and holidays in some regions.

First Day of Fall

The first day of fall in Southern Hemisphere is in March when the Northern world is observing the Vernal Equinox. Besides the timings and date of first day of fall, we have shared here some interest traditions and festivals that are linked to the start of fall season. The beginning of seasons is significant for schools too, as they begin their fresh semesters or have their breaks. The first day of autumn is associated largely with the transition of season from warmer days to cooler ones.

When Is First Day of Fall 2016?

Find below the beginning of September Equinox 2016 in different time zones in Northern Hemisphere:

Date: 22nd September 2016 – First Day of Fall 2016

  • 14:22 hours UTC
  • 22 hours EST
  • 22 hours AST
  • 22 hours PDT | MST
  • 22 hours CDT

The fall season brings some interesting traditional and modern day celebrations along like All Saints Day, Halloweens Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Jewish Sukkot Day and Hagan festival in Japan.

What Is an Equinox?

First Day of Fall 2016

As the first day of fall begins when the fall equinox occurs; let’s know what an equinox is. The time and the date when the sun crosses its celestial equator is known as equinox. The astronomical phenomena occur twice in a year when the days and nights become of equal length. The first equinox of the year is the spring equinox in March which is also known as spring equinox in Northern Hemisphere. The Southern Hemisphere observes autumnal equinox in March. Moreover, the equinoxes are also the times when both the hemispheres of our planet are equally illuminated. You can also refer to winter solstice and summer solstice at our site which is also linked to the beginning of seasons of summer and winter.

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Vernal equinox 2016

September Equinox

The beginning of fall season is also known as September Equinox as it falls in the month of September every year in the larger part of the world. Besides being an astronomical event, equinoxes are associated with traditional harvesting festivals too which make them significant and moment of celebration for different cultures of world. Albeit the time of September equinox is best time for enjoying festivals and fun activities as the season will be soon turning to harsh cold weather.

We have shared here the first days of all the season with winter, first day of spring, summer and first day of fall 2016. Then check the first day of autumnal equinox 2016 in Southern Hemisphere (Australia, New Zealand and South Africa), you can refer to our post on first day of spring 2016. Hope our posts are offering you multi-facets views and gen on the first days of seasons or equinoxes and solstices which are significant celestial events closely related to different traditions and cultures of world. More often, the first days of seasons are also considered as very auspicious and hence chosen to start new tasks, ventures, special days and ceremonies.

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