Summer officially turns to fall today, September 22,  with the arrival of the autumnal equinox, marking the time of year when day and night are of equal length.

As the days  start getting shorter and the nights longer we head deeper into autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere, building toward the longest night of the year on December 21 which is the the winter solstice.

The Light Up Solar System shown above is a helpful aid in teaching about our solar system.

A sweet way to learn about our solar system could be with these Planet Pops  now available from Vintage Confections in the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. The backs of these lollipops are black flecked with silver edible glitter that simulate stars.