"This Year's Autumnal Equinox and The Unusual Affect It Will Have On Drivers"

Scheduled air date: 2000 Sep 11-17

Friday, September 22nd marks the beginning of Fall (or Autumn) in the Northern Hemisphere.

On this, the Autumnal Equinox, the Sun appears directly on the Celestial Equator.

As a result, the Sun will rise exactly due East the morning of September 22nd...

...and set exactly due West that evening.

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