Guyu

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Solar term
  Longitude     Term     Calendar
  Spring
  315°   Lichun    4 – 5 February
  330°   Yushui   18–19 February
  345°   Jingzhe    5 – 6 March
  0°   Chunfen   20–21 March
  15°   Qingming    4 – 5 April
  30°   Guyu   20–21 April
  Summer
  45°   Lixia    5 – 6 May
  60°   Xiaoman   21–22 May
  75°   Mangzhong    5 – 6 June
  90°   Xiazhi   21–22 June
  105°   Xiaoshu    7 – 8 July
  120°   Dashu   22–23 July
  Autumn
  135°   Liqiu    7 – 8 August
  150°   Chushu   23–24 August
  165°   Bailu    7 – 8 September
  180°   Qiufen   23–24 September
  195°   Hanlu    8 – 9 October
  210°   Shuangjiang     23–24 October
  Winter
  225°   Lidong    7 – 8 November
  240°   Xiaoxue   22–23 November
  255°   Daxue    7 – 8 December
  270°   Dongzhi   21–22 December
  285°   Xiaohan    5 – 6 January
  300°   Dahan   20–21 January

The traditional East Asian calendars divide a year into 24 solar terms (節氣). Gǔyù (pīnyīn) or more commonly pronounced as Gǔyǔ, or Kokuu (rōmaji) (traditional Chinese and Japanese: 穀雨; simplified Chinese: 谷雨; Korean: 곡우; Vietnamese: Cốc vũ; literally: "grain rain") is the 6th solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 30° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 45°. It more often refers in particular to the day when the Sun is exactly at the celestial longitude of 30°. In the Gregorian calendar, it usually begins around April 20 and ends around May 5.

Pentads[edit]

Date and Time (UTC)
year begin end
辛巳 2001-04-20 00:35 2001-05-05 10:44
壬午 2002-04-20 06:20 2002-05-05 16:37
癸未 2003-04-20 12:02 2003-05-05 22:10
甲申 2004-04-19 17:50 2004-05-05 04:02
乙酉 2005-04-19 23:37 2005-05-05 09:52
丙戌 2006-04-20 05:26 2006-05-05 15:30
丁亥 2007-04-20 11:07 2007-05-05 21:20
戊子 2008-04-19 16:51 2008-05-05 03:03
己丑 2009-04-19 22:44 2009-05-05 08:50
庚寅 2010-04-20 04:29 2010-05-05 14:44
辛卯 2011-04-20 10:17 2011-05-05 20:23
壬辰 2012-04-19 16:12 2012-05-05 02:19
癸巳 2013-04-19 22:03 2013-05-05 08:18
甲午 2014-04-20 03:55 2014-05-05 13:59

Source: JPL Horizons On-Line Ephemeris System

Each solar term can be divided into 3 pentads (候). They are: first pentad (初候), second pentad (次候) and last pentad (末候). Pentads in Guyu include:

China[edit]

  • First pentad: 萍始生
  • Second pentad: 鳴鳩拂其羽
  • Last pentad: 戴勝降于桑

Japan[edit]

  • First pentad: 葭始生
  • Second pentad: 霜止出苗
  • Last pentad: 牡丹華

References[edit]


Preceded by
Qingming (清明)
Solar term (節氣) Succeeded by
Lixia (立夏)