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24 Solar Terms: Autumn Equinox

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"Qiufen," or Autumn Equinox, is the 16th solar term on the Chinese lunar calendar. It falls on Sept. 23 this year. The Autumn Equinox day sees the sun directly over the Equator, with the day and the night approximately equal in length. Ancient Chinese believe that Yin and Yang energies are balanced on the day. So are the cold and hot weather.


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