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When Is The Autumn Equinox And How Should You Mark It?

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The autumn equinox, like the spring equinox, is the day in the calendar when the days and nights are the same length – and the astronomical start of the autumn season.

As we know all too well, from here on in, daylight hours will continue to shorten for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere until the winter solstice in December. Meanwhile, for those in the south, it’s the beginning of spring.

To get all technical, the equinox happens when the sun is directly in line with the earth’s equator and passes through the celestial equator, an imaginary extension of the equator into space. In the UK, this will occur on Wednesday 22 September at 8.21pm.

Marking this event goes back centuries to pagan and Celtic times, when the festival was called Mabon, says tarot reader Kerry King, who has a weekly forecast.

“The Celts (think: Asterix and his druid-y pal) divided the........

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