Liqiu

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Solar term
 Longi-
tude
 
  Term   Calendar
Spring
315° Lichun 4-5 February
330° Yushui 18-19 February
345° Jingzhe 5-6 March
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)