In case you've been pulling a Rip Van Winkle (and how cool would that be really?) let us be the first to inform you that Summer has come and gone. While it was hot and dry in the Eastern US it nonetheless was quite enjoyable. The lack of rain made things difficult for farmers and the water tables no doubt suffer from it but it made events easy to plan and execute. Picnics, beach days and outside fun were in huge abundance.
But all that's changing now. Just a week ago we were in the hot and humid 90s and suddenly we're plunging into the 60s as the high for the day. Nights of course dip deeper, prompting windows to be shut and long sleeves to be re-discovered and worn. Feels cozy but different after all of Summer's humidity.
So today the Fall equinox occurred and brought the first day of Autumn, otherwise known as Fall. We welcomed it in at 4:22AM EST although many of us doubtless slept through it. Kudos to you if you were still partying or arising to start your day.
It's time to enjoy the crisp air, bid adieu to the humidity and anticipate the changing of the leaves and the local color. It's a beautiful time of the year, full of constant change.
This year we'll be treated to a total lunar eclipse of a super moon, which is extremely rare. The last one ocurred in 1982, the next will be 2033. Check out when the eclipse is active in your location.