Qiufen

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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 2001-09-22 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'