First Day of Fall 2010: Autumnal Equinox & Daylight Savings Time
Autumnal Equinox 2010
The Autumnal Equinox takes place at 8:09pm PDT/11:09pm EDT on September 22, 2010 (3:09am GMT on September 23).
This marks the first day of Fall. If you're wondering what an Equinox is, it's when the earth is positioned upright on its axis, neither toward or away from the Sun. The Sun then hits the Earth on the same plane as the Equator. On Equinox days, the Sun spends an equal amount of time above and below the horizon.
When Does Daylight Savings Time 2010 End?
Daylight Savings Time ends November 7 in the USA and Canada at 2am. You get to "fall back" and get an extra hour of sleep.
Daylight Savings Time 2010 Around the World
The UK and Ireland will end Daylight Savings time 2010 on October 24. The rest of Europe will end Daylight Savings Time on October 31.
In Australia, Daylight Savings Time begins on October 3, except for Queensland, WA, and NT, which do not observe Daylight Savings Time. New Zealand gets the jump on its Antipodean neighbor, beginning DST on September 26.