Thursday, September 6, 2012

Let's Talk... Fun Facts about Autumn and
                     What's New and To Do In Naples!!!

Did you Know!?
September equinox and the season between sandals and skis, here are some facts to share by the fire:

  • The fall equinox usually happens around mid-September, typically on Sept. 22 and surrounding days. Equinoxes usually occur six hours later each year, but jump back a day during a leap year. Six months of darkness begin at the North Pole while six months of light begin at the South Pole.
  • The word equinox comes from the Latin words for "equal" and "night." Understandably then, many think there are equal hours of daylight and night at the equinox. This isn't quite correct. Daylight on the equinox is actually several minutes longer than the night. The days when there are 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night, called the equiluxes, are a few days closer to winter than the equinoxes and fall on different dates at different latitudes.
  • Jupiter is expected to glide bright across the sky this weekend, a treat that should last until Halloween.
  • The French Republican Calendar — used in France for 12 years in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before Napoleon Bonaparte abolished it — used the autumn equinox as New Year's Day. The first day of the month was called Vendémiaire, or "wine harvest."
  • In Japan, both the spring and autumn equinox are national holidays.
  • In neopaganism, the spring and autumn equinoxes are called Ostara and Mabon, respectively, although these names are modern in origin and don't correspond to any ancient festivals.
  • Leaves change colour because they need a break, a winter of rest, after a summer of photosynthesizing (using sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into sugar). Sick trees often change colour and shed too early, which means they don't have long to live, according to arborist Jim McCready.
  • Pigments are responsible for the distinct colours of the leaves in the fall: chlorophyll for green; carotenoid for yellow, orange and brown; anthocyanins for red. As sunlight decreases, the tree stops producing chlorophyll and the carotenoid in the leaves shows through with yellows, oranges and soft browns.
As always if you are looking for any information regarding the South West Florida Market, please
feel free to contact me by e-mail or by calling 239.404.7787.

          What's New in Naples and well worth visiting!!!
Palm Cottage

Now here's how to have fun in Naples!!!

Have a fantastic day!

No comments: