Lixia

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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 2001-05-05 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)