Qiufen

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Qiufen
Chinese name
Chinese 秋分
Literal meaning autumnal equinox
Vietnamese name
Vietnamese alphabet thu phân
Chữ Hán 秋分
Korean name
Hangul 추분
Hanja 秋分
Japanese name
Kanji 秋分
Hiragana しゅうぶん
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. Qiūfēn, Shūbun, Chubun, or Thu phân 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'