The Autumnal Equinox takes place today, making the day and night equally long; twelve hours each. The sun here will rise exactly in the east and set exactly in the west, marking the precise location of of these cardinal directions.
This is the true beginning of fall. The season that brings with it the onset of the dark period in Scandinavia, with the culmination in December, when the day is about eleven hours shorter than in June.
This loss is at all times difficult to deal with. It makes those of us living this far up North tired and blue. But then again, it also holds promises of the beautiful white nights, that will be there again to greet us on the other side of the coming six months.
Every season is magical and brings the good with the bad. It keeps the nature in balance and gives us at all times something to look forward to.