Lixia

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For other uses, see Lisha District.
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 2001-05-05 10:44 2001-05-20 23:44
壬午 2002-05-05 16:37 2002-05-21 05:29
癸未 2003-05-05 22:10 2003-05-21 11:12
甲申 2004-05-05 04:02 2004-05-20 16:59
乙酉 2005-05-05 09:52 2005-05-20 22:47
丙戌 2006-05-05 15:30 2006-05-21 04:31
丁亥 2007-05-05 21:20 2007-05-21 10:11
戊子 2008-05-05 03:03 2008-05-20 16:00
己丑 2009-05-05 08:50 2009-05-20 21:51
庚寅 2010-05-05 14:44 2010-05-21 03:33
辛卯 2011-05-05 20:23 2011-05-21 09:21
壬辰 2012-05-05 02:19 2012-05-20 15:15
癸巳 2013-05-05 08:18 2013-05-20 21:09
甲午 2014-05-05 13:59 2014-05-21 02:59

Source: JPL Horizons On-Line Ephemeris System

Lìxià (pīnyīn) or Rikka (rōmaji) (Chinese and Japanese: 立夏; Korean: 입하; Vietnamese: Lập hạ; literally: "start of summer") is the 7th solar term according to the traditional East Asian calendars, which divide a year into 24 solar terms (節氣). It signifies the beginning of summer in East Asian cultures.

It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 45° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 60°. It more often refers in particular to the day when the Sun is exactly at the celestial longitude of 45°. In the Gregorian calendar, it usually begins around May 5 and ends around May 21.



Preceded by
Guyu (穀雨)
Solar term (節氣) Succeeded by
Xiaoman (小滿)