Thursday, December 24, 2015

Peanuts X China Chic 02: 24 Lunar Terms 二十四節氣

24 節氣

24 Lunar Terms

 

in simpler terms

the 4 seaons S/S/F/W

are sub-divided into 6 each

depicting the general climate

of that particular sub-season

 

A solar term is any of 24 points in

traditional East Asian

lunisolar calendars that

matches a particular

astronomical event or

signifies some natural phenomenon.

 

The points are spaced 15° apart

along the ecliptic and

are used by lunisolar calendars to

stay synchronized with the seasons,

which is crucial for agrarian societies. T

 

he solar terms are also used to

calculate intercalary monthsin

East Asian calendars;

which month is repeated depends on

the position of the sun at the time.

 

*intro and table adpoted from

Wiki page, Solar Term

 

24 Solar Terms

Longi-
tude

Chinese
name

Est.

Date

Usual
translation

Remark

315°

立春
lìchūn

Feb 4

start of spring

 

330°

雨水
yǔshuǐ

Feb 19

rain water

more rain than snow

345°

驚蟄
jīngzhé

Mar 6

awakening of insects

lit. awakening of hibernating insects. See the note at Chinese calendar#Solar term.

春分
chūnfēn

Mar 21

vernal equinox

lit. spring division (or center)

15°

清明
qīngmíng

Apr 5

clear and bright

time for tending graves

30°

穀雨
gǔyǔ

Apr 20

grain rain

lit. grain rain: rain helps grain grow

45°

立夏
lìxià

May 6

start of summer

 

60°

小滿
xiǎomǎn

May 21

grain full

grains are plump

75°

芒種
mángzhòng

Jun 6

grain in ear

lit. awns (beard of grain) grow

90°

夏至
xiàzhì

Jun 21

summer solstice

lit. summer extreme (of sun's height)

105°

小暑
xiǎoshǔ

Jul 7

minor heat

 

120°

大暑
dàshǔ

Jul 23

major heat

 

135°

立秋
lìqiū

Aug 8

start of autumn

 

150°

處暑
chǔshǔ

Aug 23

limit of heat

lit. dwell in heat

165°

白露
báilù

Sep 8

white dew

condensed moisture makes dew white

180°

秋分
qiūfēn

Sep 23

autumnal equinox

lit. autumn division (or center)

195°

寒露
hánlù

Oct 8

cold dew

 

210°

霜降
shuāngjiàng

Oct 23

frost descent

appearance of frost and descent of temperature

225°

立冬
lìdōng

Nov 7

start of winter

 

240°

小雪
xiǎoxuě

Nov 22

minor snow

 

255°

大雪
dàxuě

Dec 7

major snow

 

270°

冬至
dōngzhì

Dec 22

winter solstice

lit. winter extreme (of sun's height)

285°

小寒
xiǎohán

Jan 6

minor cold

 

300°

大寒
dàhán

Jan 20

major cold

 

 

as depicted by

by artist: 寒花 froidrosarouge

with Peanuts characters

 

Spring

Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花  01 Charlie Brown 立春Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花  02 Spike Spring 雨水Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花  03 Lucy Spring 驚蟄Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花  04 Snoopy Spring 春分Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花  05 Lucy Qing Ming 清明Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花  06 Snoopy Spring 穀雨

 

Summer

Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花  07 Linus Summer 立夏Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花  08 Woodstock Summer 小滿Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花  09 Mercie Spring 芒種Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花  10 Snoopy Summer 夏至Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花 11 Woodstock Summer 小暑Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花 12 Sally Brown Summer 大暑

 

Fall / Autumn

Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花 13 Peppermint Patty Fall 立秋Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花 14 Charlie Brown Snoopy Summer 處暑Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花 15 Lucy Fall 白露Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花 16 Fall 秋分Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花 17 Schroeder 寒露Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花 18 Olaf Fall 霜降

 

Winter

2 very end one are not available

as we will hit the seasons

early next year

Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花 19 Snoopy Winter 立冬Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花 20 Linus Winter 小雪Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花 21 Sally Winter 大雪Peanuts X China Chic by froidrosarouge 花生漫畫 中國風 by寒花 22 Snoopy Woodstock Winter Solstice 冬至

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