The "Day of Equity" is approaching FAST!

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First Day of Fall 2012. Sunset by Richard Weisser.The specter ‘neath the lintel waits,
Then bursts full-force against the gate,
No bolt restrains, no lockset blocks
Tis Autunm’s looming eqiniox!
          (R Weisser 2012) 

As the Earth continues its yearly journey around the Sun, we are approaching the semi-annual “Day of Equity!”

It’s an interesting phenomenon, as 363 days a year the tilt of the Earth upon its axis results in the number of daylight hours being determined by latitude.

But twice a year, the position of the Earth is exactly “flat” relative to the Sun, and every non-polar location enjoys equal hours of daylight and night!

The Ancients understood the significance of the event. They knew it happened, they just didn’t know WHY!

On September 22 2012, at 14:49 UTC we will all be on the same celestial footing!

And Autumn will OFFICALLY commence!

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Mike Cooper
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This morning felt like Sept 22 was already here.  It's always around the middle to third week of September that we see a change in tempatures.  Today was in the lower 60s when I got up.  I love it.  My favorite time of year.  Of course we always have an Indian summer. 

September 16, 2012 05:27 AM
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E&T...

It;s cool, isn't it? Thanks.

Andy...

I KNEW that it would! Did it on purpose and I ain't apologizing! LOL and have a great day, my friend.

Mona...

It's going to be a crazy Autumn in the Smokies ... the leaves came out way too early this year! Thanks so muck.

 

September 16, 2012 05:27 AM
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Dan Brudnok
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Hi Richard,

Very interesting.....I always wanted to stay where the daylight exceeded the night......someday

September 16, 2012 05:28 AM
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Kathryn Maguire
Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
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I love the entrance of fall!  Already leaving my windows open. Not so happy about the loss of daylight..oh well!

 

September 16, 2012 05:31 AM
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Andrea Swiedler
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Richard, great poem and photo, you never disappoint! I love fall, I am excited to see the show beginning, it is like the curtains are just opening. I have a hard time driving in the fall, I find  my eyes wandering to the scenery too much!

September 16, 2012 05:38 AM
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Dorie Dillard
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Good morning Richard,

I always love to read your gift of writing poetry and see your illustrious photographs! Andrea is right you never disappoint! Thank you for sharing:).

September 16, 2012 06:18 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
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Precision Real Estate Inc.

Fall has always meant change because of a new school year and the start of football.

September 16, 2012 06:25 AM
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Dan Hopper
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Thanks Richard.... very interesting facts.  Here, I was thinking you were referring to HOME Equity.  Sigh, we thought maybe there was "daylight" in the real estate market world, when homeowners were not upside down and had EQUITY! 

September 16, 2012 06:33 AM
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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
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Looking forward to the fall. . I was particularly impressed how the Aztecs used the equinox when building Chichen Itza in Mexico while visiting there. .

September 16, 2012 06:48 AM
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Sussie Sutton
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This is a most outstanding picture! I am going to try and paint this one tonight given the time. I really admire what you can do with a camera. Last Saturday I went to Fry's which is an electronic and computer store here in our area of Texas. I look at the cameras. Still just looking at them as they intimidate me somewhat.

September 16, 2012 06:49 AM
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Jody Keating
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Well I'll be darned I never knew that. Thanks for the lesson and compliments on the beautiful picture. 

September 16, 2012 07:07 AM
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Mike...

Here Fall starts when we eat Muscadine grapes! Grapes and apples are a taste of Autumn. THX

Dan...

For some reason, I like the dark! Thanks so much.

Kathryn...

To me, it means cooler temps. Yay! Thanks.

Andrea...

Oddly enough, until today the poems haven't really gotten much of a response. I think that the title of this post makes it hard to ignore. Thanks.

Dorie...

And I appreciate all of your support. Thank you so, so much!

September 16, 2012 07:23 AM
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Randy Ostrander
Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
Lake and Lodge Realty LLC

Good morning Richard. I so love the fall colors but wish we could have them and warm weather too. Here in Michigan the equinox means hang on, it's going to get cold.

September 16, 2012 07:39 AM
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David Grbich
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Thanks - I learned something new today. Title had me thinking that the day of equity in US homes is returning as well. Regards Dave

September 16, 2012 08:05 AM
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Brenda Mullen
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Wow, had no clue.  This is wonderful information Richard...and again, another lovely poem :)!

September 16, 2012 08:15 AM
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Lori Cain
Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
Chinowth & Cohen Realtors

I also learned something new today! And September 22nd will be the FINAL day of our 3-day Greek festival, so we will celebrate more than one thing! We are delighted to see the temps dropping, but like Kathryn, I'm never happy about the loss of daylight!

September 16, 2012 08:16 AM
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Richard. You always amaze me with yout passion and thought. great poem and good focus on what the ancients know that we don't.

September 16, 2012 08:49 AM
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Leslie G. Rojohn
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To be followed quickly by All Hallows Eve. Our new year. Bon fire, harvest, celebration.  Good times.

September 16, 2012 12:21 PM
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What a beautiful poem Richard!  Lovely, well done!  The beautiful autumn, one of my favorites and I just really like your poem. 

September 16, 2012 01:21 PM
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William Feela
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And we just give it a name and simplify it and forget it.

September 16, 2012 06:02 PM
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