Deng Mng-Dao, The living

Lunar Months and Solar Terms in 2017

 

Slight Cold (Xiao Han)

Jan 5

 

Great Cold (Da Han)

Jan 20

First Moon, Spring Festival

 

Jan 28

 

Spring Begins (Li Chun)

Feb 3

 

Rain Water (Yu Shui)

Feb 18

Second Moon

 

Feb 26

 

Insects Awaken (Jing Zhe)

Mar 5

 

Spring Equinox (Chun Fen)

Mar 20

Third Moon

 

Mar 28

 

Clear Bright (Qing Ming)

Apr 4

 

Grain Rains (Gu Yu)

Apr 20

Fourth Moon

 

Apr 26

 

Summer Begins (Li Xia)

May 5

 

Grain Fills (Xiao Man)

May 21

Fifth Moon

 

May 26

 

Ears of Grain (Mang Zhong)

June 5

 

Summer Solstice (Xia Zhi)

Jun 21

Sixth Moon

 

July 23

 

Slight Heat (Xiao Shu)

July 7

 

Great Heat (Da Shu)

July 22

Seventh Moon

 

Aug 22

 

Autumn Begins (Li Qiu)

Aug 7

 

Limit of Heat (Chu Shu)

Aug 23

Eighth Moon

 

Sept 20

 

White Dew (Bai Lu)

Sept 7

 

Autumn Equinox (Qiu Fen)

Sept 23

Ninth Moon

 

Oct 20

 

Cold Dew (Han Lu)

Oct 8

 

Frost's Descends (Shuang Jiang)

Oct 23

Tenth Moon

 

Nov 18

 

Winter Begins (Li Dong)

Nov 7

 

Slight Snow (Xiao Xue)

Nov 22

Eleventh Moon

 

Dec 18

 

Great Snow (Da Xue)

Dec 7

 

Winter Solstice (Dong Zhi)

Dec 22

Twelfth Moon

 

Jan 17, 2018

 

 

 

At the beginning of the year, astronomers begin from the solstices and equinoxes and then divide the year into twenty-four periods.