Liqiu

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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
Date and Time (UTC)
year begin end
辛巳 2001-08-07 10:52 2001-08-23 01:27
壬午 2002-08-07 16:39 2002-08-23 07:16
癸未 2003-08-07 22:24 2003-08-23 13:08
甲申 2004-08-07 04:19 2004-08-22 18:53
乙酉 2005-08-07 10:03 2005-08-23 00:45
丙戌 2006-08-07 15:40 2006-08-23 06:22
丁亥 2007-08-07 21:31 2007-08-23 12:07
戊子 2008-08-07 03:16 2008-08-22 18:02
己丑 2009-08-07 09:01 2009-08-22 23:38
庚寅 2010-08-07 14:49 2010-08-23 05:26
辛卯 2011-08-07 20:33 2011-08-23 11:20
壬辰 2012-08-07 02:30 2012-08-22 17:06
癸巳 2013-08-07 08:20 2013-08-22 23:01
甲午 2014-08-07 14:02 2014-08-23 04:46

Source: JPL Horizons On-Line Ephemeris System

The traditional East Asian calendars divide a year into 24 solar terms (節氣). Lìqiū (pīnyīn) or Risshū (rōmaji) (Chinese and Japanese: 立秋; Korean: 입추; Vietnamese: Lập thu; literally: "start of autumn") is the 13th solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 135° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 150°. It more often refers in particular to the day when the Sun is exactly at the celestial longitude of 135°. In the Gregorian calendar, it usually begins around August 7 and ends around August 23.

Liqiu signifies the beginning of autumn in East Asian cultures.


Preceded by
Dashu (大暑)
Solar term (節氣) Succeeded by
Chushu (處暑)