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The traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar divides a year into 24 solar terms. Dàxuě (Chinese: 大雪; pinyin: dàxuě) 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).
|Literal meaning||major snow|
- 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'
Date and timeEdit
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|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|
|乙未||2015-12-07 10:52||2015-12-22 04:45|
|丙申||2016-12-06 16:42||2016-12-21 10:43|
|丁酉||2017-12-06 22:33||2017-12-21 16:29|
|戊戌||2018-12-07 04:23||2018-12-21 22:23|
|己亥||2019-12-07 10:17||2019-12-22 04:17|
|庚子||2020-12-06 16:11||2020-12-21 10:01|
|Source: JPL Horizons On-Line Ephemeris System|
- Zhang, Peiyu; Hunag, Hongfeng (1994). "The Twenty-four Solar Terms of the Chinese Calendar and the Calculation for Them". Purple Mountain Observatory.