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