Today is the autumnal equinox and astronomical autumn begins


Update: 23.09.2022 00:11

Prague – Today is the autumnal equinox, the astronomical summer ends and autumn begins. The Sun enters the sign of Libra at 03:04 CEST, the center of the Sun is located above the Earth’s equator, so it illuminates both hemispheres equally. The day will be as long as the night. In the coming weeks, the nights will grow longer until the winter solstice on December 21st, while the days will grow shorter. At the winter solstice, the days are the shortest and the nights are the longest.

The seasons alternate regularly because the Earth’s axis of rotation is tilted at an angle of 23.5 degrees to the plane of the orbit. As the Earth revolves around the Sun, the northern and southern hemispheres of the planet are alternately inclined towards the Sun or away from it. When the northern hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun, it is summer in the Czech Republic and other countries in the northern hemisphere, when the southern hemisphere is tilted, it is winter in the Czech Republic.

Meteorologists have a different division of the seasons, for whom autumn began on September 1 and ends on the last day of November. Fixed three-month periods were introduced for the needs of uniform processing of climatological data.

This summer in the Czech Republic was Which Czech Hydrometeorological Institute’s sixth warmest since 1961. The average temperature for June to August was 18.8 degrees Celsius, in Bohemia it was slightly cooler than in Moravia and Silesia. In terms of precipitation, this summer is average, with over 250 millimeters falling on the territory of the Czech Republic. Meteorologists recorded the most rain in June, while July was the driest.


Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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