Night and day are approximately equal in length for the first day of fall. The name ‘equinox' comes from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night). Clocks fall back to standard time on the first Sunday in November.
Since the planet never stops moving around the sun, these days of equal sunlight and night will change quickly. The shorter days are bringing cooler weather. A chill is in the air for Sunday and Monday morning just in time for fall in The Deep South.