We’re going to be focusing on the seasons today because fall starts tonight and how we get the seasons is interesting. 

The earth is actually tilted at a 23.5-degree angle and as it orbits around the sun, that’s how we get the seasons. The sun has a stronger intensity on different sides of the earth because of this tilt, giving us the four seasons that we have here in East Tennessee.

The Fall Equinox is tonight and that’s when the earth’s axis is tilted neither toward nor away from the sun. This is also the time of the year when both day and night phases are both exactly 12 hours in length.

The fall season officially begins tonight at 9:04 PM.

Happy start of Autumn!