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Self-isolating Wyomingites join worldwide call to howl at the moon each night at 8 pm

(Dan Cepeda, Cap City)

Wyomingites have been responding to a call for people worldwide to go outside each night at 8 pm and howl at the sky.

“What better time to howl than this time of isolation?” a 225,860 member strong Facebook group called “Go Outside and Howl at 8 pm” says. “Every night at 8 pm in your time zone, take a minute to step outside and let out a cathartic howl.”

Denver-based publication Westword reports that the group was started by people in Colorado’s capital city.

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Wyomingites have been getting in on the action.

Dozens of Wyomingites from places like Casper, Cheyenne, Laramie, Gillette, Dubois or Saratoga have joined the group, declaring their presence and intention to howl.

Some members of the group have noted that Italians on quarantine due to the coronavirus have been singing together through windows and across their neighborhoods and cities.

“Not many people can sing like the Italians, so this howling bit makes perfect sense as a bonding thing,” Robert Smith said in the Facebook group. “We’re all in this together.”

The group aspires to get as many people worldwide participating as possible.

“We’ll post up daily themes that may or may not be very, very, very important,” they say. “Invite your peeps. Let’s see how many people the world over we can get to howl in one night. Feel free to share a video or picture with the hashtag #howlat8.”

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