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Observatory Park to host its first equinox program

Autumn pond scene
The first day of fall is September 22 this year.

Autumn has slowly been painting her way across Northeast Ohio, but the first day of fall isn’t officially recognized until the Autumn Equinox of September 22.

Stemming from the Latin word for “equal night,” the equinoxes are the only days of the year in which the sun crosses the celestial equator and, in so doing, tips the temperature scale and affects day length.

Come explore the hows and whys, along with some seasonal folklore, during this special naturalist-led program about how sunlight makes the seasons.

The program Autumn Equinox will be held on Saturday, September 22 -from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay Street in Montville Township.

This is the first Geauga Park District equinox program to utilize Observatory Park’s unique features, such as its main plaza, which is aligned to the rise and fall of the equinox suns. Utilizing a variety of demonstrations as well, Observatory Park Naturalist Chris Mentrek will make the reason for seasons understandable and memorable for all participants, school-aged and older, please.

Registration is not required for this program, which is wheelchair/stroller accessible. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.

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