Minnesota Harvest Moon

Here in Minnesota we know it’s the beginning of fall when the air feels a little crisper, the leaves begin to change color, Halloween costumes and candy start appearing in stores everywhere.  And the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte, right?

Do you know when fall officially arrives this year?

You are correct if you said today.  Welcome Fall!

The Autumnal Equinox falls on September 22nd 2013 marking the transition from summer to fall.  The word equinox comes from the Latin words for “equal night.”  The days will now be getting shorter and there will be more hours of nighttime darkness.

Have you seen the Harvest Moon this year?  The “Harvest Moon” is the full moon closest to autumnal equinox.  It has been positively spectacular here in the Northland.  Tonight’s moon, shown above, is a little less full, but absolutely beautiful. Photo credit T.H.

Moon in My Room with boy

Throughout the year the Moon rises, on average, about 50 minutes later each day. You can have an educational Moon in My Room every night and learn all about its phases..

Tortilla leaves

Everyone is always wowed with these falling leaves tortilla chips that are easy to make if you have a little time.  Pop on over to Kitchen Witch to learn just how to make these leaves.  Have a Happy Fall!

The Autumn equinox and the spring equinox are the two days in the year when the hours of daylight and darkness are exactly equal. – See more at: http://www.kidsturncentral.com/holidays/glossary/deffallequin.htm#sthash.BHktrTRX.dpuf
The Autumn equinox and the spring equinox are the two days in the year when the hours of daylight and darkness are exactly equal. – See more at: http://www.kidsturncentral.com/holidays/glossary/deffallequin.htm#sthash.BHktrTRX.dpuf