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Autumn officially begins today


Today is the Autumn Equinox which is most often referred to as the first day of fall in astronomical terms. The day and night will have near equal representation here in Kimball as the sun crosses the equator heading south for the next six months. The earth’s tilt is neither at its maximum lean nor at its least, we, as a planet, are directly in the middle for a change.

Did you know that this morning the sun rose exactly due east and it will set precisely due west? An occurrence that only happens twice a year on our planet. This happens along with an equally shared amount of night and...

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