The Autumn Equinox arrives between September 22 and 24. At Autumn Equinox, the Sun shines directly on the equator, and, as a result, daytime is as long as nighttime. By the time this solar term arrives, half of autumn has already gone by. After this day, nighttime in the Northern Hemisphere starts getting longer while daytime gets proportionally shorter. The ground heat dissipates more and more quickly. People make offerings and sacrifices to the Sun at the Spring Equinox, to the Earth at the Summer Solstice, to the Moon at the Autumn Equinox and to the Heaven at the Winter Solstice.
Red pomegranates, purple grapes, orange persimmons, and golden pears -- fruits of all colors -- ripen in autumn. Although many fruits are available all year round, it's best to choose seasonal fruits as they are the freshest and also the cheapest. Which of the above is your favourite? I'll go first: I love grapes!
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