Deng Mng-Dao, The living

Lunar Months and Solar Terms in 2018

Slight Cold (Xiao Han) Jan 5
Twelfth Moon (from 2017) Jan 16
Great Cold (Da Han) Jan 20
Spring Begins (Li Chun) Feb 4
First Moon, Spring Festival Feb  16
Rain Water (Yu Shui) Feb 19
Insects Awaken (Jing Zhe) Mar 5
Second Moon Mar  17
Spring Equinox (Chun Fen) Mar 21
Clear Bright (Qing Ming) Apr 5
Third Moon Apr 16
Grain Rains (Gu Yu) Apr 20
Summer Begins (Li Xia) May 5
Fourth Moon May  15
Grain Fills (Xiao Man) May 21
Ears of Grain (Mang Zhong) Jun 5
Fifth Moon Jun 14
Summer Solstice (Xia Zhi) Jun 21
Slight Heat (Xiao Shu) Jul 7
Sixth Moon Jul 13
Great Heat (Da Shu) Jul 23
Autumn Begins (Li Qiu) Aug 7
Seventh Moon Aug  11
Limit of Heat (Chu Shu) Aug 23
White Dew (Bai Lu) Sep 8
Eighth Moon Sep 10
Autumn Equinox (Qiu Fen) Sep 23
Cold Dew (Han Lu) Oct 8
Ninth Moon Oct 9
Frost's Descends (Shuang Jiang) Oct 23
Winter Begins (Li Dong) Nov 7
Tenth Moon Nov 8
Slight Snow (Xiao Xue) Nov 22
Great Snow (Da Xue) Dec 7
Eleventh Moon Dec 7
Winter Solstice (Dong Zhi) Dec 22
Twelfth Moon Jan  6

 

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