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 Terms2018201920202021
Slight Cold (Xiǎohán, 小寒) January 05 05:48 PM January 05 11:37 PM January 06 05:24 AM January 05 11:18 AM
Great Cold (Dàhán, 大寒) January 20 11:08 AM January 20 05:00 PM January 20 10:51 PM January 20 04:36 AM
Vernal Begins (Lìchūn, 立春) February 04 05:28 AM February 04 11:15 AM February 04 05:03 PM February 03 10:57 PM
Rain Water (Yǔshuǐ, 雨水) February 19 01:15 AM February 19 07:07 AM February 19 12:57 PM February 18 06:43 PM
Insects Awaken (Jīnzhé, 惊蛰) March 05 11:25 PM March 06 05:11 AM March 05 10:59 AM March 05 04:52 PM
Vernal Equinox (Chūnfēn, 春分) March 21 12:08 AM March 21 06:01 AM March 20 11:50 AM March 20 05:35 PM
Clear and Bright (Qīngmíng, 清明) April 05 04:05 AM April 05 09:50 AM April 04 03:39 PM April 04 09:31 PM
Grain Rain (Gǔyǔ, 谷雨) April 20 11:02 AM April 20 04:55 PM April 19 10:43 PM April 20 04:28 AM
Summer Begins (Lìxià, 立夏) May 05 09:14 PM May 06 02:58 AM May 05 08:48 AM May 05 02:39 PM
Grain Full (Xiǎomǎn, 小满) May 21 10:02 AM May 21 03:55 PM May 20 09:41 PM May 21 03:27 AM
Grain in Ear (Mángzhǒng, 芒种) June 06 01:16 AM June 06 06:59 AM June 05 12:49 PM June 05 06:39 PM
Summer Solstice (Xiàzhì, 夏至) June 21 05:53 PM June 21 11:46 PM June 21 05:31 AM June 21 11:18 AM
Slight Heat (Xiǎoshǔ, 小暑) July 07 11:26 AM July 07 05:09 PM July 06 11:00 PM July 07 04:49 AM
Great Heat (Dàshǔ, 大暑) July 23 04:44 AM July 23 10:37 AM July 22 04:21 PM July 22 10:09 PM
Autumn Begins (Lìqīu, 立秋) August 07 09:14 PM August 08 02:57 AM August 07 08:49 AM August 07 02:37 PM
Limit of Heat (Chúshǔ, 处暑) August 23 11:51 AM August 23 05:44 PM August 22 11:28 PM August 23 05:17 AM
White Dew (Báilù, 白露) September 08 12:14 AM September 08 05:57 AM September 07 11:50 AM September 07 05:37 PM
Autumnal Equinox (Qīufēn, 秋分) September 23 09:37 AM September 23 03:30 PM September 22 09:14 PM September 23 03:04 AM
Cold Dew (Hánlù, 寒露) October 08 04:00 PM October 08 09:45 PM October 08 03:38 AM October 08 09:25 AM
Frost's Descent (Shuāngjiàng, 霜降) October 23 07:07 PM October 24 01:00 AM October 23 06:44 AM October 23 12:36 PM
Winter Begins (Lìdōng, 立冬) November 07 07:20 PM November 08 01:06 AM November 07 06:59 AM November 07 12:46 PM
Light Snow (Xiǎoxuě, 小雪) November 22 04:50 PM November 22 10:43 PM November 22 04:28 AM November 22 10:20 AM
Great Snow (Dàxuě, 大雪) December 07 12:19 PM December 07 06:05 PM December 06 11:59 PM December 07 05:45 AM
Winter Solstice (Dōngzhì, 冬至) December 22 06:17 AM December 22 12:10 PM December 21 05:55 PM December 21 11:48 PM