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Autumn or Fall? Confusion About Using the Correct Terminology Continues in 2021

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The autumnal equinox took place on Wednesday, September 22, at 3:20 p.m. ET in the Northern Hemisphere. This date marks the first day of the third season of the year that occurs before winter. Yet, some confusion exists about whether this date marks the start of “autumn” or “fall.”

The easy answer? It’s now technically autumn since the term used to describe the time of year when this equinox takes place, “autumnal,” is derived from the Latin word “autumnalis” which comes from “autumnus” or “autumn.” In the United States, many people though insist that this is the fall season.

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