UK Autumnal Equinox 2022: What it’s like when the clocks are turned back

The Autumnal Equinox comes every year and is a day on the calendar that you either love or hate as it marks the end of summer.

Held each year in September, the Northern Hemisphere ushers in a new fall season.

How Earth tilted on its axis, the Sun can only illuminate certain hemispheres more, depending on where the Earth is in its orbit.

Only on two occasions during the year can the northern and southern hemispheres see the same amount of daylight – these are called the equinoxes.

Around the time of the autumnal equinox, the Harvest Moon – which is a full moon – usually occurs between September and October.

This has already happened in 2022, when it was spotted in UK skies on Friday 9 September and the morning of Saturday 10 September.

But when is this year’s autumnal equinox and on what date do the hands of the clocks turn back? Here’s everything you need to know.

When is the autumnal equinox in 2022?

Since it happens every year in September, the autumnal equinox has already happened.

It happened at 2:03am (UK time) on Friday 23 September 2022.

When will the watches be returned to the UK?

The clocks are changed twice a year – once forward and once backward.

The transition to summer time took place on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

However, the clocks will turn back very soon as people finally get that much needed extra hour in bed.

Clocks are set back one hour on the last Sunday in October, which in 2022 falls on October 30. UK Autumnal Equinox 2022: What it’s like when the clocks are turned back

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