Fall Arrives @ 8:04 Tonight!

The autumnal equinox takes place at 8:04 p.m. tonight.

That’s when the sun shines equally on both the Northern and Southern hemispheres — making day and night nearly equal — before crossing the equator to head south. We will lose a little bit more sunlight each day until the winter solstice on Dec. 21, the shortest day and longest night of the year. The same phenomenon will take place again next year to mark the spring, or vernal, equinox on March 20, 2023

The earliest first freeze on record occurred Sept. 22, 1995, at O’Hare International Airport, the city’s official recording site. The latest was Nov. 24, 1931.

In 2021, the first freeze didn’t arrive until Nov. 2.

Thanksgiving is 9 weeks from today!!