Peninsula: First day of fall arrives Saturday afternoon

That chill you feel in the air is all natural.

Fall — officially called the autumnal equinox — arrives on the North Olympic Peninsula at 4:05 p.m. Saturday.

The amount of time between daylight and darkness will be nearly identical and the sun on Saturday will rise directly in the east and set directly in the west.

If you were standing on the equator Saturday, the sun would appear directly overhead at noon.

And if you were standing anywhere below the equator, you’d be welcoming the first day of spring, not fall.

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