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Autumn equinox starts fall season, marking summer end – Hot and dusty climate receding

Astronomer Adel Al-Saadoon

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 23, (KUNA): Kuwaiti Astronomer Adel Al- Saadoun said Monday that Kuwait went through the autumn equinox on Monday at 10:50 am (local time), marking the end of summer and the start of autumn, which will last until winter solstice on Dec 22.

Al-Saadoun told KUNA that the autumnal equinox on the northern hemisphere occurs when sunlight strikes perpendicularly to the equator, splitting even the day and night.

The even day and night in Kuwait on the upcoming day Sept 28, will have the sun rising at 5:39 am and setting at 5:39 pm, continuing until Oct 16. Daylight hours will continue to decrease as nighttime increases, until the longest night of the next seasonal change on December 7, Al-Saadoun added.

Since the sun is directly over the equator, from June, India’s northwest winds and the dry, hot and dusty climate on the Arabian Peninsula has been receding, he explained.

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