September 23, 2016 is the autumnal equinox and marks the first day of fall. Celebrate the new season with these famous quotes about all things autumn, like leaves changing color, pumpkins, and more. There are two equinoxes every year, first the vernal (or spring) equinox around March 20, and second the autumnal equinox, around September 22. They are both seasonal points on the sun's path. The word equinox derives its name from Latin aequus nox, meaning "equal night," because during an equinox, daytime and nighttime are of approximately equal length. Click on to learn more about the fall season and to read quotes about this "time of change," too.
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