Fun Facts About Autumn
Well hello there!
Can you believe it? The summer is over already, which means the nights will be getting longer and the weather will be getting colder. I had an amazing time on my summer tour this year, so I’ll be sad to see the summer go, but I’m really looking forward to all the fun things that happen in autumn such as Halloween and Bonfire Night.
Autumn officially begins this week, and to celebrate, I’ve put together some fun facts for you to enjoy.
• The autumn equinox is also the only day that light and dark hours are exactly the same length both in the North and South of the planet
• Autumn isn’t the same time all over the planet – in the South it begins in March! If you live on the equator, autumn doesn’t exist at all!
• The autumn equinox is one of two days in which you can stand an egg on its end and it will remain upright. To test, simply place it on a hard surface on its largest end and pull your hands away slowly
• In the autumn, the leaves on many plants and trees will turn yellow, red and brown. This is due to a lack of sunshine, which in turn causes them to stop producing the nutrients that cause the green colour we usually see
• In America, they refer to autumn as ‘fall’, and before the 16th century, both Americans and British people referred to the season as ‘harvest’