Autumnal Equinox 2010 First Day of Fall

By: Susan Harris
Staff Writer
Published: Sep 20, 2021

Autumnal Equinox is the official first day of fall that begins on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 at 11:09PM ET.

The Autumnal is a time known as the equinox point because the sun is directly over the Earth's equator. This means that there are equal hours of day and night. Since the Summer Solstice, the days have been getting shorter, and from now until theVernal Equinox, the days will remain shorter than nights.

The first day of Fall shouldn't be confused with the end of Daylight Savings Time, which in 2010 ends on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 2 a.m. At that time all clocks need to "fall back" one hour. Here are a few things to help you get started for the time change.

Winterize your home so you spend less on energy this winter. Particularly, now is the time to insulate, install new windows or do other energy efficiency improvements that qualify for federal tax breaks of up to $1,500. Keep in mind that most tax breaks expire at the end of 2010.

It's a great time of year to go for a local hike, as the fall leaves change and drop, it will bring a beautiful scene. Don't forget to plant your own garlic, too. It's one of the easiest perennial vegetables to grow.

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