We speak of the sunrise in the east and sunset in the west, but there are only two times during the year when this occurs – at the beginning of spring and at the beginning of autumn. After the spring equinox, the sun rises to the north of east and sets to the north of west, and after the autumnal equinox, the sun rises to the south of east and sets to the south of west. In the summer, the sun’s path across the sky is long and high, the daylight period is longer than the night, and the weather turns warm. In the fall and in the spring, the sun’s path is lower in the sky than it was in summer. The period of daylight and dark is roughly equal, and the air is cooler than in summer, but not so cold as in winter. Lastly, at winter’s beginning, the sun’s path is very short and low; the daylight period is short, the night is long. Air temperatures drop quite a bit during this time, and the weather turns cold.