Equinox and Solstice Dates 2018

The Spring and Autumn Equinoxes are the times that day and night are exactly equal. Solstices are when there is the greatest disparity between night and day. Note that in the southern hemisphere Spring and Autumn Equinoxes and Summer and Winter Solstices are exchanged for each other. Time is given 

2020

Spring Equinox

March 20

16:15

Summer Solstice

June 20

17:16

Autumn Equinox

September 23

Winter Solstice

December 22

10:02

2019

Spring Equinox

March 20

2158
Summer Solstice June 20 23:09
Autumn Equinox September 22 07:50
Winter Solstice December 22 04:19

20018

Spring Equinox March 20 16:16
Summer Solstice June 20 !0:07
Autumn Equinox September 23 01:54
Winter Solstice December 21 22:23

2017

Spring Equinox March 20 10:28
Summer Solstice June 21 04:24
Autumn Equinox September 22 20:02
Winter Solstice December  21 16:28

2016

Spring Equinox

March 20

04:30

Summer Solstice

June 21

23:24

Autumn Equinox

September 22

14:21

Winter Solstice

December 22

10:44

Nuruz - The Persian New Year - Occurs on the Spring Equinox, the next one occurs at 11:02 on March 20th. 2013

Easter 2013:- March 31st. Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the full moon following the vernal equinox.

Yule, Samhain, Imbolc - Winter Solstice, or Yule is celebrated in Celtic/Galician and Germanic societies, also marked Midsummer and the Spring Equinox and Quarter days; days midpoint between the equinoxes and solstices.

Samhain - which was christianised to become Halloween - was the start of the year in Celtic/Galician societies. Imbolc was one of the fire festivals, midway between Yule and the Spring Equinox; it was generally regarded as a ladies' event where respect was shown to womanhood.

The above intermediate points between solstices and equinoxes can be taken as the points in the calendar and are to be taken as the start and end dates for the four seasons.

Yuill - Winter Solstice
Imbolc - 2nd February
Ostara - 19-22nd March
Beltane - 1st May
Midsummer 19th-23rd June
Lughnasadh - 1st August
Mabon 21st-24th September
Samhain - 1st November

 

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