Autumn is here
Autumn, interchangeably known as fall in North America, is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter, in September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere), when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier and the temperature cools considerably. One of its main features is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees.
Some cultures regard the autumnal equinox as "mid-autumn", others with a longer temperature lag treat it as the start of autumn Meteorologists (and most of the temperate countries in the southern hemisphere) use a definition based on months, with autumn being September, October & November in the northern hemisphere, and March, April & May in the southern hemisphere.
4 Autumn fun facts
- Due to cooler temperatures you are naturally more likely to fall in love.
- The smell of pumpkin pie is a natural aphrodisiac.
- Bobbing for apples originated in Roman times.
- Due to photosynthesis stopping during cooler temperatures the leaves on trees turn to beautiful vibrant colors.