Fall officially kicks off at the autumnal equinox which falls on September 23 at 4:21 A.M. The word equinox means “equal night”; night and day are about the same length of time. This occurs two times each year: Vernal in late March and Autumnal in late September.
Fall also brings with it the changing of colors in the mountains. Leaves turn from deep greens to reds, orange and yellows. Here is a look at two maps the forecast the timing and strength of the foliage by region.
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“Every autumn, nature puts on a brilliant show of color in many parts of the United States. From bright yellows to vibrant reds, the leaves transform, showing their rich and vibrant hues. From the Northeast United States, to the Southeast and Midwest United States, the foliage season begins in early September in the northern regions and ends in southern locations in November. Every year, travelers flock to these areas to take in the fall foliage, to catch a glimpse of nature’s splendor. The Foliage Network was developed to provide accurate foliage information for various locations across the United States. During the months of September, October, and November, The Foliage Network collects data from our foliage spotters twice a week. This data is collected, plotted, and analyzed by The Foliage Network. The end result is The Foliage Network Report, which is used by travelers to find the best foliage conditions. The Foliage Report uses actual data unlike other “reports” which use annual averages.” – foliagenetwork.com