Autumn Equinox

Yesterday was such a lovely day. Sunny from midday. Calm and no clouds. Hazy sunshine along the coast. But the thing that made the most impression on me was the size of the sun as it began its descent. It was enormous and the colour was deep orange casting dark golden shadows into the house. Of course photographing the sun is impossible as it just appears white as in the header, so I have used photographic licence to colour the sun as it looked to my eye, rather than my lens.

In 2020, the autumnal equinox—also called the September equinox or fall equinox—arrives on Tuesday, September 22 at 14:30 (UK time) when the Sun is exactly above the Equator and day and night are of equal length; also, either of the two points in the sky where the ecliptic (the Sun’s annual pathway) and the celestial equator intersect.

Let autumn begin…


  1. It sounds like your day was much the same as ours, quite delightful. Your photo is beautiful. Happy autumn! We seem to be going straight from winter into summer again this year, although the nights are still quite mild.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I hope you don’t have a repeat of those dreadful fires!

      1. There’s a lot of back burning and forward planning happening at the moment.

  2. restlessjo says:

    So very beautiful, Jude! Wishing you a long and lovely Autumn 🙂 🙂

  3. beetleypete says:

    Lovely capture, Jude. One of the many benefits of living in the west.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  4. Ann Mackay says:

    Fabulous images – love the two birds in the top one, really adds something to the feeling of the picture. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      I love it when the birds fly past at the right moment.

  5. Beautiful. The nights are fair drawing in, as my old grandad used to say.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s quite a shock to suddenly find it is dark before 8pm

      1. BeckyB says:

        MrB is not a happy bunny – this will be his second winter of nights drawing in

        1. Heyjude says:

          Are you staying at home then? I must admit we won’t be going far until this pandemic is over, if it ever is. We wouldn’t want to chance getting ill abroad.

        2. BeckyB says:

          At the moment yes but more because of the cat than the pandemic. We feel we could return via ferry and car quite safely, but the cat now needs daily medication and so a bit stuck!

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