Autumn started this morning at 03.54h (CET+1) and will last 89 days and 20 hours, finishing on the 21st of December.
Judging by the thermometer, you would have thought that we were still in summer, because in Sevilla and Córdoba they had a sweltering 40ºC.
But the fact is that autumn is disappearing – yes it will always last the same amount of days but summer and winter weather will eat into it. The autumn that we all remember as kids is an endangered species.
But enough of the doom and gloom, so put that knife back in the drawer in the kitchen and roll your sleeves back down…
The evenings, as you may have noticed, are drawing in quite fast now, a minute less of daylight each day at dawn and at dusk, so that by the time that the clocks change on the last Sunday of October, it will still be dark at 08.30h.
If you enjoy a good, hairy howl then you will be pleased to know that the first full moon is on the 25th of September, and then on the 24th of October and the 23rd of November.
Anybody for meteorite showers? Well, the first are the Draconids (a.k.a. Giacobinids) which will be putting on a show for the sleepless on the 8th of October. Then come the Leonids on the 17th of November, but the big one will be the Geminids, on the 14th of December.
Not a sniff of an eclipse mind…