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Autumn Coloring Pages

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Autumn is another name of the third season, Fall. I don't know why some people call it autumn and why others call it Fall. So, I tried to google it, right? Turns out, autumn derives from a French word "Autumnus" which is the Roman word for this season. Fall on the other hand was taken from German. It became popular in the 16th century. People started to use it to refer to the season's falling leaves and fruit, and to nature's decline as winter approaches. Now I don't know why the word Fall is more common in US while autumn is more popular in UK. Do you know why?

Anyway, if you've been looking for autumn coloring pages, you can get them right in the following section. These autumn coloring pages sure look exciting and fun for kids. There are two little children playing with fallen leaves as they got blown by the wind. There are also baby Mickey and Minnie collecting acorns that fall down to the ground. Squirrels looking for food among the piles of brown leaves. And many more of them. You can check them out below and if you find any that you like, just print them. But keep in mind that they can only be used for educational and personal purpose only.

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Autumn Coloring Pages

Fun Facts about Autumn

  • The first day of autumn is known as the autumnal equinox. On this day, the number of hours of daylight and darkness are equal. This is because the sun is aligned with the center of the Earth between the north and south of the planet. The other equinox occurs in the spring, which arrives in the third week of March in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • A study in the Journal of Aging Research found that babies born during the Autumn months are more likely to live to 100 than those born during the rest of the year. Their study found that 30% of US centenarians born during 1880-1895 were born in the Autumn months.
  • Actually both parts of that statement are arguable. Meteorologists tend to take the beginning of September as the start of autumn though astronomers insist it starts at the equinox. Also night and day are not equal today if you take the day as starting at the sight of the sun above the horizon. The day of 12 hours of sunlight is the equilux, which was about ten days ago.
  • In Greek mythology, autumn was the time when Persephone, the daughter of Demeter, was abducted by Hades, the god-king of the underworld. During this time, Demeter, the goddess of the harvest, was distraught and the ground grew sparse and cold. When Persephone returned in the springtime, plants and life bloomed anew because of Demeter’s happiness.
  • One of the most stunning signs of Autumn is the turning of the leaves. The shorter days are a sign to trees to begin to prepare for winter. During winter there is not enough light for photosynthesis to occur, so as the days shorten throughout Autumn, the trees begin to close down their food production systems and reduce the amount of chlorophyll in their leaves.

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