Fall Foliage Report September 22, 2022
“It was a ravishing, vivid autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue, you would drown in it.”
– Diana Gabaldon
Cooler temps convey crisp mornings and the hope of discovering indicators of fall within the treetops. Maintain checking again every Thursday for the newest info.
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The sugar maples within the decrease elevations of the Wallman space of Potomac State forest are already displaying vibrant yellow leaves, whereas the purple maples are casting a ruby glow, outlining a wetland space on Snaggy Mountain in Garrett State Forest. Black gums within the greater elevations of Piney Mountain within the Garrett State Forest are displaying a spread of autumnal hues, from daring scarlets to heat oranges and yellows.
– Forest Supervisor Scott Campbell, Potomac-Garrett State Forest
We’re nonetheless seeing a number of inexperienced in Patapsco Valley State Park, which is regular for this time of yr. A lot of our park guests are having fun with the final items of summer season – hotter waterways, shady trails, and plentiful surroundings.
– Park Ranger Alyssa Myers, Patapsco Valley State Park
Summer season and fall are comingling in southern Maryland, with minimal general leaf coloration change. The black gums and yellow poplars are starting to disclose their fall colours, mixing in with their forest neighbors nonetheless holding on to their summer season blooms.
– Tree Planting Specialist Cristina Val Perez – Forest Service, Southern Maryland
Fall Recreation Highlight
Watch the sky
The September equinox happens on Thursday, September 22 at 9:04 p.m. EDT. The Solar will shine straight on the equator and there can be almost equal quantities of day and evening all through the world. That is additionally the primary day of fall within the Northern Hemisphere.
The “Summer season Triangle” asterism of Vega, Altair, and Deneb remains to be seen within the September sky. Additionally, Jupiter will make its closest strategy to Earth since 1963 on September 26, so sky watchers could have an opportunity to see it in its full glory—in addition to 4 of its largest moons.
Supply: Farmers’ Almanac, Month-to-month Evening Sky Guides for Stargazers – Farmers’ Almanac – Plan Your Day. Develop Your Life. (farmersalmanac.com)
NASA Evening Sky Community