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Thursday marks the start of autumn

blog-1 RICHMOND, Va. — The autumnal equinox occurs this year on Thursday, September 22 at 10:21 a.m.  This is when the direct rays of the sun are over the equator, and there are roughly equal hours of light and dark.

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The sun’s direct rays were in the northern hemisphere during the summer, and will then travel into the southern hemisphere as we approach winter.

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While the first few days of astronomical fall will have above-normal temperatures, cooler air will return Sunday into early next week.

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