Autumnal Equinox

Authors: Go Chengdu

2015-09-23

“Qiu Fen” in Chinese means the day is in the middle of autumn. On the day of the Autumnal Equinox, the lengths of day and night are equal.
The Autumnal Equinox (Qiu Fen, “秋分” in Chinese) is the 16th term of the 24 traditional Chinese solar terms (a supplementary system in the Chinese calender to guide farm work) and falls on sometime around Sept. 22 or Sept. 23, when the sun moves to the celestial longitude of 180 degrees.
“Qiu Fen” in Chinese means the day is in the middle of autumn. On the day of the Autumnal Equinox, the lengths of day and night are equal.
After the Autumnal Equinox, rainfall decreases significantly in most areas in southern China, and it seldom rains heavily, but raining days increase with frequent rain at night.
Standing an egg at end on the Autumnal Equinox is a custom in China, and people in some places often play the game or hold the match of standing eggs on the day.
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