Autumn officially begins today, and this map shows fall color has begun in much of MN

Today is the start of astronomical fall, and already the leaves are changing in many parts of the state.

(Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)

Where exactly? The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has a map for that, and the department’s Fall Color Finder is showing some parts of the state at 25 to 50 percent fall color.

If you are waiting for peak color, it typically starts along the Canadian border in mid to late September and reaches southeastern Minnesota in early to late October, according to the DNR.

The autumnal equinox officially is at 8:04 p.m., according to the Farmer’s Almanac, so enjoy those last few hours of summer while you can.

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