小暑 or 小暑 (in chinese), Shōsho, Soseo, Tiểu thử or Xiǎoshǔ (in pinyin) is the 11th solar term, in the traditional chinese lunisolar calendar which divides a year into 24 ones.[1]

Xiaoshu
Chinese name
Chinese小暑
Literal meaningminor heat
Japanese name
Kanji小暑
Hiraganaしょうしょ
Solar term
Term Longitude Dates
Lichun 315° 4–5 February
Yushui 330° 18–19 February
Jingzhe 345° 5–6 March
Chunfen 20–21 March
Qingming 15° 4–5 April
Guyu 30° 20–21 April
Lixia 45° 5–6 May
Xiaoman 60° 21–22 May
Mangzhong 75° 5–6 June
Xiazhi 90° 21–22 June
Xiaoshu 105° 7–8 July
Dashu 120° 22–23 July
Liqiu 135° 7–8 August
Chushu 150° 23–24 August
Bailu 165° 7–8 September
Qiufen 180° 23–24 September
Hanlu 195° 8–9 October
Shuangjiang 210° 23–24 October
Lidong 225° 7–8 November
Xiaoxue 240° 22–23 November
Daxue 255° 7–8 December
Dongzhi 270° 21–22 December
Xiaohan 285° 5–6 January
Dahan 300° 20–21 January

It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 105° (more often referring in particular to the precise day when our star is exactly at this one), and ends when it reaches the 120th (in the Gregorian calendar it usually begins around 7 July and ends around 22 July or 23 in East Asia time).

Date and timeEdit

Date and time (UTC)
Year Begin End
辛巳 2001-07-07 01:06 2001-07-22 18:26
壬午 2002-07-07 06:56 2002-07-23 00:14
癸未 2003-07-07 12:35 2003-07-23 06:04
甲申 2004-07-06 18:31 2004-07-22 11:50
乙酉 2005-07-07 00:16 2005-07-22 17:40
丙戌 2006-07-07 05:51 2006-07-22 23:17
丁亥 2007-07-07 11:41 2007-07-23 05:00
戊子 2008-07-06 17:26 2008-07-22 10:54
己丑 2009-07-06 23:13 2009-07-22 16:35
庚寅 2010-07-07 05:02 2010-07-22 22:21
辛卯 2011-07-07 10:42 2011-07-23 04:11
壬辰 2012-07-06 16:40 2012-07-22 10:00
癸巳 2013-07-06 22:34 2013-07-22 15:56
甲午 2014-07-07 04:14 2014-07-22 21:41
乙未 2015-07-07 10:10 2015-07-23 03:28
丙申 2016-07-06 16:05 2016-07-22 09:28
丁酉 2017-07-06 21:51 2017-07-22 15:16
戊戌 2018-07-07 03:39 2018-07-22 21:01
己亥 2019-07-07 09:18 2019-07-23 02:48
庚子 2020-07-06 15:15 2020-07-22 08:34
Source : JPL Horizons On-Line Ephemeris System

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zhang, Peiyu; Hunag, Hongfeng (1994). "The Twenty-four Solar Terms of the Chinese Calendar and the Calculation for Them". Purple Mountain Observatory.
Preceded by
xiazhi (夏至)
solar term (節氣) Succeeded by
dashu (大暑)