2009 Autumnal Equinox

By Emeka Nwafor

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September 21st marks the last full day of the memorable summer of
2009, a summer that was memorable on several fronts – including
personal and professional. My summer of 2009 includes memories of
rainfalls of near biblical proportions, personal triumphs and losses,
the passing of several social icons, and the evolution of the embedded
software market.

There is some small debate as to when summer officially ends and when
we must stop wearing white to work. If the sun could talk, I would
guess that it would suggest that summer officially ends and fall begins
at the moment of the autumnal equinox. This is the moment in the
September when the sun is vertical to the equator. This year's autumnal
equinox will occur on September 22nd at 17:18 ET (21:18 UTC) – just
about five hours and eight minutes after the opening keynote at the 2009 Intel Developer Forum being held in San Francisco, California. This is also about nineteen and half hours before the day 2 keynote titled "Developing for the Continuum of Intel Platforms".

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