24 Solar Terms

The 24 Solar Terms was created by the farmers in ancient China, it's used to guide the agricultural affairs and farming activities. Based on the sun's position in the zodiac, the 24 solar terms adopts the cycle of the earth's revolution around the sun, which basically summarizes the different positions of the sun on the ecliptic at different times of the year, the exact time of four seasons, the occurrence rules of natural phenomena like rainfall and snowfall, and the time of some phenological phenomena in nature. The 24 solar terms are determined according to the positions of the earth in the ecliptic (i.e. the earth's orbit around the sun) and each corresponds to a certain position of the sun every time it moves 15 degrees on the ecliptic.
Date and Time Information of 24 Solar Terms in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021
Solar Terms2019202020212022
Slight Cold (Xiǎohán, 小寒) January 05 11:37 PM January 06 05:24 AM January 05 11:18 AM January 05 05:04 PM
Great Cold (Dàhán, 大寒) January 20 05:00 PM January 20 10:51 PM January 20 04:36 AM January 20 10:30 AM
Vernal Begins (Lìchūn, 立春) February 04 11:15 AM February 04 05:03 PM February 03 10:57 PM February 04 04:42 AM
Rain Water (Yǔshuǐ, 雨水) February 19 07:07 AM February 19 12:57 PM February 18 06:43 PM February 19 12:37 AM
Insects Awaken (Jīnzhé, 惊蛰) March 06 05:11 AM March 05 10:59 AM March 05 04:52 PM March 05 10:37 PM
Vernal Equinox (Chūnfēn, 春分) March 21 06:01 AM March 20 11:50 AM March 20 05:35 PM March 20 11:29 PM
Clear and Bright (Qīngmíng, 清明) April 05 09:50 AM April 04 03:39 PM April 04 09:31 PM April 05 03:15 AM
Grain Rain (Gǔyǔ, 谷雨) April 20 04:55 PM April 19 10:43 PM April 20 04:28 AM April 20 10:22 AM
Summer Begins (Lìxià, 立夏) May 06 02:58 AM May 05 08:48 AM May 05 02:39 PM May 05 08:23 PM
Grain Full (Xiǎomǎn, 小满) May 21 03:55 PM May 20 09:41 PM May 21 03:27 AM May 21 09:20 AM
Grain in Ear (Mángzhǒng, 芒种) June 06 06:59 AM June 05 12:49 PM June 05 06:39 PM June 06 12:23 AM
Summer Solstice (Xiàzhì, 夏至) June 21 11:46 PM June 21 05:31 AM June 21 11:18 AM June 21 05:10 PM
Slight Heat (Xiǎoshǔ, 小暑) July 07 05:09 PM July 06 11:00 PM July 07 04:49 AM July 07 10:33 AM
Great Heat (Dàshǔ, 大暑) July 23 10:37 AM July 22 04:21 PM July 22 10:09 PM July 23 04:01 AM
Autumn Begins (Lìqīu, 立秋) August 08 02:57 AM August 07 08:49 AM August 07 02:37 PM August 07 08:21 PM
Limit of Heat (Chúshǔ, 处暑) August 23 05:44 PM August 22 11:28 PM August 23 05:17 AM August 23 11:08 AM
White Dew (Báilù, 白露) September 08 05:57 AM September 07 11:50 AM September 07 05:37 PM September 07 11:23 PM
Autumnal Equinox (Qīufēn, 秋分) September 23 03:30 PM September 22 09:14 PM September 23 03:04 AM September 23 08:55 AM
Cold Dew (Hánlù, 寒露) October 08 09:45 PM October 08 03:38 AM October 08 09:25 AM October 08 03:12 PM
Frost's Descent (Shuāngjiàng, 霜降) October 24 01:00 AM October 23 06:44 AM October 23 12:36 PM October 23 06:26 PM
Winter Begins (Lìdōng, 立冬) November 08 01:06 AM November 07 06:59 AM November 07 12:46 PM November 07 06:34 PM
Light Snow (Xiǎoxuě, 小雪) November 22 10:43 PM November 22 04:28 AM November 22 10:20 AM November 22 04:10 PM
Great Snow (Dàxuě, 大雪) December 07 06:05 PM December 06 11:59 PM December 07 05:45 AM December 07 11:35 AM
Winter Solstice (Dōngzhì, 冬至) December 22 12:10 PM December 21 05:55 PM December 21 11:48 PM December 22 05:37 AM