"Why is Fall Called 'Fall?' or,
The Season of Descent"

Scheduled air date: 1997 Sep 22-28

The Sun crosses the Celestial Equator at the Vernal (Spring) and Autumnal (Fall) Equinoxes.
The Sun is ascending ("springing") in March, and descending ("falling") in September.

The Sun is farthest from the Celestial Equator at Summer and Winter Solstices.


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