Today Is the 2020 Autumnal Equinox.

Autumnal equinox, two moments in the year when the Sun is exactly above the Equator and day and night are of equal length; also, either of the two points in the sky where the ecliptic (the Sun's annual pathway) and the celestial equator intersect. Temperatures are quickly dropping on the East Coast now as well and the trees are turning colors.
Autumnal equinox is in the fall when the Sun is exactly above the Equator and day and night are of equal length. This morning of September 22, 2020, marked the 2020 fall equinox.  Temperatures are quickly dropping on the East Coast now as well and the trees are changing from summer greens to reds and yellows.

Why Are Migratory and Songbirds Dropping Dead Out of the Skies in New Mexico and Southwestern Colorado?

“We’ve never seen anything like this before.”

— Joe Lewandowski, Spokesperson, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Denver, Colorado

“Many of the Valarde birds have little to no fat, many are underweight, and there’s not a lot of external signs that they have been inhaling a lot of smoke.”

— Jenna McCullough, Ornithology Ph.D. student, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Click for report.

What Is Creating Phosphine — A Biosignature on Earth — in the Atmosphere of Venus?

“I thought we’d just be able to rule out extreme scenarios, like the Venus clouds being stuffed full of organisms. When we got the first hints of phosphine in Venus’ spectrum, it was a shock!”

— Jane Greaves, Ph.D., Astronomy Group, Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy


“E
ither this Venus phosphine discovery is a mistaken identity, that we don’t know what the chemical is? Or some strange chemistry that we are not aware of? Or biology.”

— Sanjay Limaye, Ph.D., Sr. Scientist, Solar System Planet Atmospheres, Space Science and Engineering Center, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Click for report.

Thanks, Everyone, for Celebrating the Earthfiles YouTube Channel Breakthrough of 151,000 Subscribers!

L-R: Brad Stoddard, editor, with Linda Moulton Howe cheering at the moment her brother Jim Moulton just popped the cork on the champagne to celebrate the Earthfiles Channel broadcasts breaking through 151,000 subscribers!  Image from live broadcast on September 2, 2020.
L-R: Brad Stoddard, Video Editor, with Earthfiles Reporter and Editor Linda Moulton Howe cheering at the moment her brother Jim Moulton just popped the cork on the champagne to celebrate the Earthfiles Channel broadcasts breaking through 151,000 subscribers!  Image from live broadcast on September 2, 2020.

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Earthfiles Viewer Feedback About Navy Flight Engineer’s Report of Alien Presence in Antarctica.

“Talk among the flight crews was that there is a UFO base at South Pole and some of the crew heard talk from some of the scientists working at the Pole of Extraterrestrial Biological Entities (EBEs)  working with and interacting with the scientists at that Pole air sampling camp/large ice hole.”

— Brian S., retired U. S. Navy LC130 Flight Engineer, Antarctic Development Squadron Six or VXE-6 Click for report.