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What is the Fall Equinox? Super Bear Explains...

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hey Super Bear... what's this "Fall Equinox" all about?

Super Bear knows EVERYTHING...well, that's what he tells us. 

I'm so glad you asked. It's time for an edition of Super Bear's "Seasons Explained!" Settle down, settle down, I know it's totally exciting...

An Equinox is all about Equal. In fact, the latin word Equinox is based on means "Equal Night." Wake up, this is interesting stuff! No more Latin I promise.

Monday September 22 is the official start of the Autumnal Equinox (a.k.a Fall) at 10:29pm ET.  But many calendars show the first day of fall being Tuesday. Some of that is timing, since the start in Universal Time is in the very early hours of Tuesday September 23.

But Tuesday IS the day when the whole world is EQUAL.

Tuesday 9/23/2014 the sun shines directly on the Equator, resulting in 12 equal hours of day and night for the WHOLE WORLD!

And it is the first full day of Fall. Go eat or drink something pumpkin-y to celebrate.

On Wednesday, the sun's path will move into the Southern Hemisphere, where people living will head towards warmer summer-type weather while people in the Northern Hemisphere (where Giant Teddy is based in the USA) move towards colder winter-type weather.

Meanwhile, all the big bears at Giant Teddy will be cute and adorable all year long, and happy to celebrate any Equinox with you!

Purple Sewsie Big Love, Giant Teddy brand bear

Next Time on Super Bear's thrilling series, "Seasons Explained" maybe he'll tell the exciting story of what a Solstice is, the thing that happens in December and makes it officially Winter...paws crossed...

Happy Fall, y'all!


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