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The Autumnal Equinox means the last day for long summer nights but the first day of fall

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo — According to the National Weather Service today is the Autumnal Equinox. Happening at 1:20 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time the amount of daylight and the amount of sunlight is almost exactly equal.

At least in theory we should experience a full 12 hours of sunlight and a full 12 hours of darkness today. Although according to some sources, it might not be that evenly split depending on where we sit in relation to the equator.

After today, the days will start to get shorter, and the nights longer. We will not see this equality again until the Spring Equinox.


The moon is also special today, being the Full Harvest moon!

A Harvest Moon is seen in central Casper as it sets on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

This marks the official start of fall! Time to pull out those sweaters, drink all the Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and enjoy the fall colors!

What will you do with your fall days? Send some fun filled photos to news@oilcity.news. We are putting together a story of how the capital city of Wyoming comes to life when fall comes to town! We would love to here from you!