Daxue (solar term)

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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

The traditional East Asian calendars divide a year into 24 solar terms (節氣). Dàxuě (pīnyīn) or Taisetsu (rōmaji) (Chinese and Japanese: 大雪; Korean: 대설; Vietnamese: Đại tuyết; literally: "major snow") is the 21st solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 255° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 270°. It more often refers in particular to the day when the Sun is exactly at the celestial longitude of 255°. In the Gregorian calendar, it usually begins around 7 December and ends around 21 December (22 December East Asia time).

Pentads[edit]

  • 鶡旦不鳴, 'The jie-bird ceases to crow': the jie is a bird, similar to the pheasant, which is believed to be aggressive and combatant. As winter progresses, even this active bird slows and ceases to crow.
  • 虎始交, 'Tigers begin to mate'
  • 荔挺生
Date and Time (UTC)
year begin end
辛巳 2001-12-07 01:28 2001-12-21 19:21
壬午 2002-12-07 07:14 2002-12-22 01:14
癸未 2003-12-07 13:05 2003-12-22 07:03
甲申 2004-12-06 18:48 2004-12-21 12:41
乙酉 2005-12-07 00:32 2005-12-21 18:34
丙戌 2006-12-07 06:26 2006-12-22 00:22
丁亥 2007-12-07 12:14 2007-12-22 06:07
戊子 2008-12-06 18:02 2008-12-21 12:03
己丑 2009-12-06 23:52 2009-12-21 17:46
庚寅 2010-12-07 05:38 2010-12-21 23:38
辛卯 2011-12-07 11:29 2011-12-22 05:30
壬辰 2012-12-06 17:18 2012-12-21 11:11
癸巳 2013-12-06 23:08 2013-12-21 17:11
甲午 2014-12-07 05:04 2014-12-21 23:03

Source: JPL Horizons On-Line Ephemeris System


Preceded by
Xiaoxue (小雪)
Solar term (節氣) Succeeded by
Dongzhi (冬至)