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Solstice & Equinox Dates

Get details of Vernal & Autumnal Equinoxes and Summer & Winter Solstices.
 

Since Earth's rotational axis is tilted about 23.5° from the perpendicular with respect to Earth's orbit around the Sun, the amount that Earth's axis tilts towards or away from the Sun varies during the year. As a result, the length of day-time and night-time varies throughout the year.
 
In a year, there are two instances when Earth's axis neither tilts towards or away from the Sun, resulting in a nearly equal length of day-time and night-time at all latitudes of the Earth. These instances, nearly six month apart, are known as the Vernal (Spring) Equinox and Autumnal (Fall) Equinox. Every year, these instances happen in March and September.
 
On the other hand, when the tilt of Earth's axis towards the Sun is at a maximum, the Sun appears at its highest elevation at noon for observers in the Northern Hemisphere. This instance is called the Summer Solstice, that marks the longest day and shortest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. This happens in June every year.
 
Similarly, when the tilt of Earth's axis away the Sun is at a maximum, the Sun appears at its lowest elevation at noon for observers in the Northern Hemisphere. This instance is called the Winter Solstice, that marks the shortest day and longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. This happens in December every year.
 
The Vernal (Spring) Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is the Autumnal (Fall) Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.
 
This section is for many of us, who need a detailed chart of Equinoxes and Solstices of Earth. The table below is easy to interpret, because it provides the exact dates and times when they occur, with times in UTC (Universal Time Coordinated) - that is same as GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
 
2018 Solstice & Equinox Dates:
 
Year  March Equinox  June Solstice  September Equinox  December Solstice
2018  20 Mar, 4:15 PM  21 Jun, 10:07 AM  23 Sep, 1:54 AM  21 Dec, 10:22 PM
 
Solstice & Equinox Dates (1900-2050):
 
Year  March Equinox  June Solstice  September Equinox  December Solstice
1900  21 Mar, 1:39 AM  21 Jun, 9:39 PM  23 Sep, 12:20 PM  22 Dec, 6:41 AM
1901  21 Mar, 7:23 AM  22 Jun, 3:27 AM  23 Sep, 6:08 PM  22 Dec, 12:36 PM
1902  21 Mar, 1:16 PM  22 Jun, 9:15 AM  23 Sep, 11:55 PM  22 Dec, 6:35 PM
1903  21 Mar, 7:14 PM  22 Jun, 3:04 PM  24 Sep, 5:43 AM  23 Dec, 12:20 AM
1904  21 Mar, 12:58 AM  21 Jun, 8:51 PM  23 Sep, 11:40 AM  22 Dec, 6:13 AM
1905  21 Mar, 6:57 AM  22 Jun, 2:51 AM  23 Sep, 5:29 PM  22 Dec, 12:03 PM
1906  21 Mar, 12:52 PM  22 Jun, 8:41 AM  23 Sep, 11:14 PM  22 Dec, 5:53 PM
1907  21 Mar, 6:32 PM  22 Jun, 2:22 PM  24 Sep, 5:09 AM  22 Dec, 11:51 PM
1908  21 Mar, 12:27 AM  21 Jun, 8:19 PM  23 Sep, 10:58 AM  22 Dec, 5:33 AM
1909  21 Mar, 6:12 AM  22 Jun, 2:05 AM  23 Sep, 4:44 PM  22 Dec, 11:19 AM
1910  21 Mar, 12:02 PM  22 Jun, 7:48 AM  23 Sep, 10:30 PM  22 Dec, 5:11 PM
1911  21 Mar, 5:54 PM  22 Jun, 1:35 PM  24 Sep, 4:17 AM  22 Dec, 10:53 PM
1912  20 Mar, 11:29 PM  21 Jun, 7:16 PM  23 Sep, 10:08 AM  22 Dec, 4:44 AM
1913  21 Mar, 5:17 AM  22 Jun, 1:09 AM  23 Sep, 3:52 PM  22 Dec, 10:34 AM
1914  21 Mar, 11:10 AM  22 Jun, 6:54 AM  23 Sep, 9:33 PM  22 Dec, 4:22 PM
1915  21 Mar, 4:51 PM  22 Jun, 12:29 PM  24 Sep, 3:23 AM  22 Dec, 10:15 PM
1916  20 Mar, 10:46 PM  21 Jun, 6:24 PM  23 Sep, 9:14 AM  22 Dec, 3:58 AM
1917  21 Mar, 4:37 AM  22 Jun, 12:14 AM  23 Sep, 3:00 PM  22 Dec, 9:45 AM
1918  21 Mar, 10:25 AM  22 Jun, 5:59 AM  23 Sep, 8:45 PM  22 Dec, 3:41 PM
1919  21 Mar, 4:19 PM  22 Jun, 11:53 AM  24 Sep, 2:35 AM  22 Dec, 9:27 PM
1920  20 Mar, 9:59 PM  21 Jun, 5:39 PM  23 Sep, 8:27 AM  22 Dec, 3:16 AM
1921  21 Mar, 3:50 AM  21 Jun, 11:35 PM  23 Sep, 2:19 PM  22 Dec, 9:07 AM
1922  21 Mar, 9:48 AM  22 Jun, 5:26 AM  23 Sep, 8:09 PM  22 Dec, 2:56 PM
1923  21 Mar, 3:28 PM  22 Jun, 11:02 AM  24 Sep, 2:03 AM  22 Dec, 8:53 PM
1924  20 Mar, 9:20 PM  21 Jun, 4:59 PM  23 Sep, 7:58 AM  22 Dec, 2:45 AM
1925  21 Mar, 3:12 AM  21 Jun, 10:49 PM  23 Sep, 1:43 PM  22 Dec, 8:36 AM
1926  21 Mar, 9:01 AM  22 Jun, 4:29 AM  23 Sep, 7:26 PM  22 Dec, 2:33 PM
1927  21 Mar, 2:59 PM  22 Jun, 10:22 AM  24 Sep, 1:16 AM  22 Dec, 8:18 PM
1928  20 Mar, 8:44 PM  21 Jun, 4:06 PM  23 Sep, 7:05 AM  22 Dec, 2:03 AM
1929  21 Mar, 2:34 AM  21 Jun, 10:00 PM  23 Sep, 12:52 PM  22 Dec, 7:52 AM
1930  21 Mar, 8:29 AM  22 Jun, 3:52 AM  23 Sep, 6:35 PM  22 Dec, 1:39 PM
1931  21 Mar, 2:06 PM  22 Jun, 9:28 AM  24 Sep, 12:23 AM  22 Dec, 7:29 PM
1932  20 Mar, 7:53 PM  21 Jun, 3:22 PM  23 Sep, 6:15 AM  22 Dec, 1:14 AM
1933  21 Mar, 1:42 AM  21 Jun, 9:11 PM  23 Sep, 12:01 PM  22 Dec, 6:57 AM
1934  21 Mar, 7:27 AM  22 Jun, 2:47 AM  23 Sep, 5:44 PM  22 Dec, 12:49 PM
1935  21 Mar, 1:17 PM  22 Jun, 8:37 AM  23 Sep, 11:38 PM  22 Dec, 6:37 PM
1936  20 Mar, 6:57 PM  21 Jun, 2:21 PM  23 Sep, 5:25 AM  22 Dec, 12:26 AM
1937  21 Mar, 12:44 AM  21 Jun, 8:11 PM  23 Sep, 11:12 AM  22 Dec, 6:21 AM
1938  21 Mar, 6:43 AM  22 Jun, 2:03 AM  23 Sep, 4:59 PM  22 Dec, 12:13 PM
1939  21 Mar, 12:28 PM  22 Jun, 7:39 AM  23 Sep, 10:49 PM  22 Dec, 6:05 PM
1940  20 Mar, 6:23 PM  21 Jun, 1:36 PM  23 Sep, 4:45 AM  21 Dec, 11:54 PM
1941  21 Mar, 12:20 AM  21 Jun, 7:33 PM  23 Sep, 10:32 AM  22 Dec, 5:44 AM
1942  21 Mar, 6:10 AM  22 Jun, 1:16 AM  23 Sep, 4:16 PM  22 Dec, 11:39 AM
1943  21 Mar, 12:02 PM  22 Jun, 7:12 AM  23 Sep, 10:11 PM  22 Dec, 5:29 PM
1944  20 Mar, 5:48 PM  21 Jun, 1:02 PM  23 Sep, 4:01 AM  21 Dec, 11:14 PM
1945  20 Mar, 11:37 PM  21 Jun, 6:52 PM  23 Sep, 9:49 AM  22 Dec, 5:03 AM
1946  21 Mar, 5:32 AM  22 Jun, 12:44 AM  23 Sep, 3:40 PM  22 Dec, 10:53 AM
1947  21 Mar, 11:12 AM  22 Jun, 6:18 AM  23 Sep, 9:28 PM  22 Dec, 4:42 PM
1948  20 Mar, 4:56 PM  21 Jun, 12:10 PM  23 Sep, 3:21 AM  21 Dec, 10:33 PM
1949  20 Mar, 10:47 PM  21 Jun, 6:02 PM  23 Sep, 9:05 AM  22 Dec, 4:22 AM
1950  21 Mar, 4:35 AM  21 Jun, 11:35 PM  23 Sep, 2:43 PM  22 Dec, 10:13 AM
1951  21 Mar, 10:25 AM  22 Jun, 5:24 AM  23 Sep, 8:36 PM  22 Dec, 4:00 PM
1952  20 Mar, 4:13 PM  21 Jun, 11:12 AM  23 Sep, 2:23 AM  21 Dec, 9:43 PM
1953  20 Mar, 10:00 PM  21 Jun, 4:59 PM  23 Sep, 8:05 AM  22 Dec, 3:31 AM
1954  21 Mar, 3:53 AM  21 Jun, 10:54 PM  23 Sep, 1:55 PM  22 Dec, 9:24 AM
1955  21 Mar, 9:35 AM  22 Jun, 4:31 AM  23 Sep, 7:40 PM  22 Dec, 3:10 PM
1956  20 Mar, 3:20 PM  21 Jun, 10:23 AM  23 Sep, 1:34 AM  21 Dec, 8:59 PM
1957  20 Mar, 9:16 PM  21 Jun, 4:20 PM  23 Sep, 7:26 AM  22 Dec, 2:48 AM
1958  21 Mar, 3:05 AM  21 Jun, 9:56 PM  23 Sep, 1:08 PM  22 Dec, 8:39 AM
1959  21 Mar, 8:54 AM  22 Jun, 3:49 AM  23 Sep, 7:08 PM  22 Dec, 2:34 PM
1960  20 Mar, 2:42 PM  21 Jun, 9:42 AM  23 Sep, 12:58 AM  21 Dec, 8:25 PM
1961  20 Mar, 8:31 PM  21 Jun, 3:30 PM  23 Sep, 6:42 AM  22 Dec, 2:19 AM
1962  21 Mar, 2:29 AM  21 Jun, 9:24 PM  23 Sep, 12:35 PM  22 Dec, 8:15 AM
1963  21 Mar, 8:19 AM  22 Jun, 3:04 AM  23 Sep, 6:23 PM  22 Dec, 2:01 PM
1964  20 Mar, 2:09 PM  21 Jun, 8:56 AM  23 Sep, 12:16 AM  21 Dec, 7:49 PM
1965  20 Mar, 8:04 PM  21 Jun, 2:55 PM  23 Sep, 6:05 AM  22 Dec, 1:40 AM
1966  21 Mar, 1:52 AM  21 Jun, 8:33 PM  23 Sep, 11:43 AM  22 Dec, 7:28 AM
1967  21 Mar, 7:36 AM  22 Jun, 2:22 AM  23 Sep, 5:37 PM  22 Dec, 1:16 PM
1968  20 Mar, 1:21 PM  21 Jun, 8:13 AM  22 Sep, 11:26 PM  21 Dec, 6:59 PM
1969  20 Mar, 7:08 PM  21 Jun, 1:55 PM  23 Sep, 5:06 AM  22 Dec, 12:43 AM
1970  21 Mar, 12:56 AM  21 Jun, 7:42 PM  23 Sep, 10:58 AM  22 Dec, 6:35 AM
1971  21 Mar, 6:38 AM  22 Jun, 1:19 AM  23 Sep, 4:45 PM  22 Dec, 12:23 PM
1972  20 Mar, 12:21 PM  21 Jun, 7:06 AM  22 Sep, 10:32 PM  21 Dec, 6:12 PM
1973  20 Mar, 6:12 PM  21 Jun, 1:00 PM  23 Sep, 4:21 AM  22 Dec, 12:07 AM
1974  21 Mar, 12:06 AM  21 Jun, 6:37 PM  23 Sep, 9:58 AM  22 Dec, 5:55 AM
1975  21 Mar, 5:56 AM  22 Jun, 12:26 AM  23 Sep, 3:55 PM  22 Dec, 11:45 AM
1976  20 Mar, 11:49 AM  21 Jun, 6:24 AM  22 Sep, 9:48 PM  21 Dec, 5:35 PM
1977  20 Mar, 5:42 PM  21 Jun, 12:13 PM  23 Sep, 3:29 AM  21 Dec, 11:23 PM
1978  20 Mar, 11:33 PM  21 Jun, 6:09 PM  23 Sep, 9:25 AM  22 Dec, 5:20 AM
1979  21 Mar, 5:22 AM  21 Jun, 11:56 PM  23 Sep, 3:16 PM  22 Dec, 11:09 AM
1980  20 Mar, 11:09 AM  21 Jun, 5:47 AM  22 Sep, 9:08 PM  21 Dec, 4:56 PM
1981  20 Mar, 5:02 PM  21 Jun, 11:44 AM  23 Sep, 3:05 AM  21 Dec, 10:50 PM
1982  20 Mar, 10:55 PM  21 Jun, 5:22 PM  23 Sep, 8:46 AM  22 Dec, 4:38 AM
1983  21 Mar, 4:38 AM  21 Jun, 11:08 PM  23 Sep, 2:41 PM  22 Dec, 10:29 AM
1984  20 Mar, 10:24 AM  21 Jun, 5:02 AM  22 Sep, 8:32 PM  21 Dec, 4:22 PM
1985  20 Mar, 4:13 PM  21 Jun, 10:44 AM  23 Sep, 2:07 AM  21 Dec, 10:07 PM
1986  20 Mar, 10:02 PM  21 Jun, 4:29 PM  23 Sep, 7:58 AM  22 Dec, 4:02 AM
1987  21 Mar, 3:51 AM  21 Jun, 10:10 PM  23 Sep, 1:45 PM  22 Dec, 9:45 AM
1988  20 Mar, 9:38 AM  21 Jun, 3:56 AM  22 Sep, 7:28 PM  21 Dec, 3:27 PM
1989  20 Mar, 3:28 PM  21 Jun, 9:53 AM  23 Sep, 1:19 AM  21 Dec, 9:22 PM
1990  20 Mar, 9:19 PM  21 Jun, 3:32 PM  23 Sep, 6:55 AM  22 Dec, 3:06 AM
1991  21 Mar, 3:01 AM  21 Jun, 9:18 PM  23 Sep, 12:47 PM  22 Dec, 8:53 AM
1992  20 Mar, 8:47 AM  21 Jun, 3:14 AM  22 Sep, 6:42 PM  21 Dec, 2:43 PM
1993  20 Mar, 2:40 PM  21 Jun, 8:59 AM  23 Sep, 12:22 AM  21 Dec, 8:25 PM
1994  20 Mar, 8:27 PM  21 Jun, 2:47 PM  23 Sep, 6:19 AM  22 Dec, 2:22 AM
1995  21 Mar, 2:14 AM  21 Jun, 8:34 PM  23 Sep, 12:13 PM  22 Dec, 8:16 AM
1996  20 Mar, 8:03 AM  21 Jun, 2:23 AM  22 Sep, 6:00 PM  21 Dec, 2:05 PM
1997  20 Mar, 1:54 PM  21 Jun, 8:19 AM  22 Sep, 11:55 PM  21 Dec, 8:07 PM
1998  20 Mar, 7:54 PM  21 Jun, 2:02 PM  23 Sep, 5:37 AM  22 Dec, 1:56 AM
1999  21 Mar, 1:45 AM  21 Jun, 7:49 PM  23 Sep, 11:31 AM  22 Dec, 7:43 AM
2000  20 Mar, 7:35 AM  21 Jun, 1:47 AM  22 Sep, 5:27 PM  21 Dec, 1:37 PM
2001  20 Mar, 1:30 PM  21 Jun, 7:37 AM  22 Sep, 11:04 PM  21 Dec, 7:21 PM
2002  20 Mar, 7:16 PM  21 Jun, 1:24 PM  23 Sep, 4:55 AM  22 Dec, 1:14 AM
2003  21 Mar, 12:59 AM  21 Jun, 7:10 PM  23 Sep, 10:46 AM  22 Dec, 7:03 AM
2004  20 Mar, 6:48 AM  21 Jun, 12:56 AM  22 Sep, 4:29 PM  21 Dec, 12:41 PM
2005  20 Mar, 12:33 PM  21 Jun, 6:46 AM  22 Sep, 10:23 PM  21 Dec, 6:34 PM
2006  20 Mar, 6:25 PM  21 Jun, 12:25 PM  23 Sep, 4:03 AM  22 Dec, 12:22 AM
2007  21 Mar, 12:07 AM  21 Jun, 6:06 PM  23 Sep, 9:51 AM  22 Dec, 6:07 AM
2008  20 Mar, 5:48 AM  20 Jun, 11:59 PM  22 Sep, 3:44 PM  21 Dec, 12:03 PM
2009  20 Mar, 11:43 AM  21 Jun, 5:45 AM  22 Sep, 9:18 PM  21 Dec, 5:46 PM
2010  20 Mar, 5:32 PM  21 Jun, 11:28 AM  23 Sep, 3:08 AM  21 Dec, 11:38 PM
2011  20 Mar, 11:20 PM  21 Jun, 5:16 PM  23 Sep, 9:04 AM  22 Dec, 5:30 AM
2012  20 Mar, 5:14 AM  20 Jun, 11:08 PM  22 Sep, 2:48 PM  21 Dec, 11:11 AM
2013  20 Mar, 11:01 AM  21 Jun, 5:03 AM  22 Sep, 8:44 PM  21 Dec, 5:11 PM
2014  20 Mar, 4:57 PM  21 Jun, 10:51 AM  23 Sep, 2:29 AM  21 Dec, 11:03 PM
2015  20 Mar, 10:45 PM  21 Jun, 4:37 PM  23 Sep, 8:20 AM  22 Dec, 4:47 AM
2016  20 Mar, 4:30 AM  20 Jun, 10:34 PM  22 Sep, 2:21 PM  21 Dec, 10:44 AM
2017  20 Mar, 10:28 AM  21 Jun, 4:24 AM  22 Sep, 8:01 PM  21 Dec, 4:27 PM
2018  20 Mar, 4:15 PM  21 Jun, 10:07 AM  23 Sep, 1:54 AM  21 Dec, 10:22 PM
2019  20 Mar, 9:58 PM  21 Jun, 3:54 PM  23 Sep, 7:50 AM  22 Dec, 4:19 AM
2020  20 Mar, 3:49 AM  20 Jun, 9:43 PM  22 Sep, 1:30 PM  21 Dec, 10:02 AM
2021  20 Mar, 9:37 AM  21 Jun, 3:32 AM  22 Sep, 7:21 PM  21 Dec, 3:59 PM
2022  20 Mar, 3:33 PM  21 Jun, 9:13 AM  23 Sep, 1:03 AM  21 Dec, 9:48 PM
2023  20 Mar, 9:24 PM  21 Jun, 2:57 PM  23 Sep, 6:50 AM  22 Dec, 3:27 AM
2024  20 Mar, 3:06 AM  20 Jun, 8:50 PM  22 Sep, 12:43 PM  21 Dec, 9:20 AM
2025  20 Mar, 9:01 AM  21 Jun, 2:42 AM  22 Sep, 6:19 PM  21 Dec, 3:03 PM
2026  20 Mar, 2:45 PM  21 Jun, 8:24 AM  23 Sep, 12:05 AM  21 Dec, 8:50 PM
2027  20 Mar, 8:24 PM  21 Jun, 2:10 PM  23 Sep, 6:01 AM  22 Dec, 2:42 AM
2028  20 Mar, 2:17 AM  20 Jun, 8:01 PM  22 Sep, 11:45 AM  21 Dec, 8:19 AM
2029  20 Mar, 8:02 AM  21 Jun, 1:48 AM  22 Sep, 5:38 PM  21 Dec, 2:14 PM
2030  20 Mar, 1:51 PM  21 Jun, 7:31 AM  22 Sep, 11:26 PM  21 Dec, 8:09 PM
2031  20 Mar, 7:41 PM  21 Jun, 1:17 PM  23 Sep, 5:15 AM  22 Dec, 1:55 AM
2032  20 Mar, 1:21 AM  20 Jun, 7:08 PM  22 Sep, 11:10 AM  21 Dec, 7:55 AM
2033  20 Mar, 7:22 AM  21 Jun, 1:01 AM  22 Sep, 4:51 PM  21 Dec, 1:45 PM
2034  20 Mar, 1:17 PM  21 Jun, 6:44 AM  22 Sep, 10:39 PM  21 Dec, 7:33 PM
2035  20 Mar, 7:02 PM  21 Jun, 12:33 PM  23 Sep, 4:38 AM  22 Dec, 1:30 AM
2036  20 Mar, 1:02 AM  20 Jun, 6:32 PM  22 Sep, 10:23 AM  21 Dec, 7:12 AM
2037  20 Mar, 6:50 AM  21 Jun, 12:22 AM  22 Sep, 4:13 PM  21 Dec, 1:07 PM
2038  20 Mar, 12:40 PM  21 Jun, 6:09 AM  22 Sep, 10:02 PM  21 Dec, 7:02 PM
2039  20 Mar, 6:31 PM  21 Jun, 11:57 AM  23 Sep, 3:49 AM  22 Dec, 12:40 AM
2040  20 Mar, 12:11 AM  20 Jun, 5:46 PM  22 Sep, 9:44 AM  21 Dec, 6:32 AM
2041  20 Mar, 6:06 AM  20 Jun, 11:35 PM  22 Sep, 3:26 PM  21 Dec, 12:18 PM
2042  20 Mar, 11:53 AM  21 Jun, 5:15 AM  22 Sep, 9:11 PM  21 Dec, 6:04 PM
2043  20 Mar, 5:27 PM  21 Jun, 10:58 AM  23 Sep, 3:06 AM  22 Dec, 12:01 AM
2044  19 Mar, 11:20 PM  20 Jun, 4:51 PM  22 Sep, 8:47 AM  21 Dec, 5:43 AM
2045  20 Mar, 5:07 AM  20 Jun, 10:33 PM  22 Sep, 2:32 PM  21 Dec, 11:35 AM
2046  20 Mar, 10:57 AM  21 Jun, 4:14 AM  22 Sep, 8:21 PM  21 Dec, 5:28 PM
2047  20 Mar, 4:52 PM  21 Jun, 10:03 AM  23 Sep, 2:08 AM  21 Dec, 11:07 PM
2048  19 Mar, 10:33 PM  20 Jun, 3:53 PM  22 Sep, 8:00 AM  21 Dec, 5:02 AM
2049  20 Mar, 4:28 AM  20 Jun, 9:47 PM  22 Sep, 1:42 PM  21 Dec, 10:52 AM
 
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