Qiufen

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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 2001-09-22 23:04 2001-10-08 05:25
壬午 2002-09-23 04:55 2002-10-08 11:09
癸未 2003-09-23 10:46 2003-10-08 17:00
甲申 2004-09-22 16:29 2004-10-07 22:49
乙酉 2005-09-22 22:23 2005-10-08 04:33
丙戌 2006-09-23 04:03 2006-10-08 10:21
丁亥 2007-09-23 09:51 2007-10-08 16:11
戊子 2008-09-22 15:44 2008-10-07 21:56
己丑 2009-09-22 21:18 2009-10-08 03:40
庚寅 2010-09-23 03:09 2010-10-08 09:26
辛卯 2011-09-23 09:04 2011-10-08 15:19
壬辰 2012-09-22 14:48 2012-10-07 21:11
癸巳 2013-09-22 20:44 2013-10-08 02:58
甲午 2014-09-23 02:29 2014-10-08 08:47

Source: JPL Horizons On-Line Ephemeris System

The traditional East Asian calendars divide a year into 24 solar terms (節氣). Qiūfēn (pīnyīn) or Shūbun (rōmaji) (Chinese and Japanese: 秋分; Korean: 추분; Vietnamese: Thu phân; literally: "autumnal equinox") is the 16th solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 180° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 195°. It more often refers in particular to the day when the Sun is exactly at the celestial longitude of 180°. In the Gregorian calendar, it usually begins around September 23 and ends around October 8.


Preceded by
Bailu (白露)
Solar term (節氣) Succeeded by
Hanlu (寒露)

Pentads[edit]

  • 雷始收聲, 'Thunder begins to soften'
  • 蟄蟲培戶, 'Insects make nests'
  • 水始涸, 'Water begins to solidify'