We're in the beginning stages of fall, gearing up for the beauty and chill that comes along with it, but what exactly will all of it look like?

A map created by SmokyMountains.com shows the evolution of the foliage this year across the U.S. from the end of August to mid-November along with an explanation of the science behind the changing colors. Hint: It has to do with photosynthesis.

To find out when fall colors will come to your area, check out SmokyMountains.com.