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Saturday was the autumnal equinox, when Earth’s axis is tilted neither toward nor away from the sun. Here are some equinox facts to get you through the fall:

10:49 a.m.: The exact time of this year’s autumnal equinox, Eastern Standard Time.

12 hours, 8 minutes: The time between sunrise and sunset in Pittsburgh during this year’s autumnal equinox.

Sept. 25–28: The range of days during which the Earth’s days and nights will be equally long.

Sept. 29: The date of this year’s Harvest moon — the first full moon after the autumnal equinox — which rises about half an hour earlier than normal.

Sources: washingtonpost.com/blogs, weather.pittsburgh.cbslocal.com, and weather.com