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Earth's Seasons

Equinoxes, Solstices, Perihelion, and Aphelion, 2000-2020

NOTE:   In the tables, d, h, m indicate day, hour, and minute, respectively, of Universal Time.

 

Universal Time

                  d  h                      d  h  m           d  h  m
2000                        2000
Perihelion  Jan   3 05    Equinoxes  Mar   20 07 35    Sept  22 17 28
Aphelion    July  4 00    Solstices  June  21 01 48    Dec   21 13 37

2001                        2001
Perihelion  Jan   4 09    Equinoxes  Mar   20 13 31    Sept  22 23 04
Aphelion    July  4 14    Solstices  June  21 07 38    Dec   21 19 21

2002                        2002
Perihelion  Jan   2 14    Equinoxes  Mar   20 19 16    Sept  23 04 55
Aphelion    July  6 04    Solstices  June  21 13 24    Dec   22 01 14

2003                        2003
Perihelion  Jan   4 05    Equinoxes  Mar   21 01 00    Sept  23 10 47
Aphelion    July  4 06    Solstices  June  21 19 10    Dec   22 07 04

2004                        2004
Perihelion  Jan   4 18    Equinoxes  Mar   20 06 49    Sept  22 16 30
Aphelion    July  5 11    Solstices  June  21 00 57    Dec   21 12 42

2005                        2005
Perihelion  Jan   2 01    Equinoxes  Mar   20 12 33    Sept  22 22 23
Aphelion    July  5 05    Solstices  June  21 06 46    Dec   21 18 35

2006                        2006
Perihelion  Jan   4 16    Equinoxes  Mar   20 18 26    Sept  23 04 03
Aphelion    July  3 23    Solstices  June  21 12 26    Dec   22 00 22

2007                        2007
Perihelion  Jan   3 20    Equinoxes  Mar   21 00 07    Sept  23 09 51
Aphelion    July  7 00    Solstices  June  21 18 06    Dec   22 06 08

2008                        2008
Perihelion  Jan   3 00    Equinoxes  Mar   20 05 48    Sept  22 15 44
Aphelion    July  4 08    Solstices  June  20 23 59    Dec   21 12 04

2009                        2009
Perihelion  Jan   4 15    Equinoxes  Mar   20 11 44    Sept  22 21 19
Aphelion    July  4 02    Solstices  June  21 05 46    Dec   21 17 47

2010                        2010
Perihelion  Jan   3 00    Equinoxes  Mar   20 17 32    Sept  23 03 09
Aphelion    July  6 12    Solstices  June  21 11 28    Dec   21 23 38

2011                        2011
Perihelion  Jan   3 19    Equinoxes  Mar   20 23 21    Sept  23 09 05
Aphelion    July  4 15    Solstices  June  21 17 16    Dec   22 05 30

2012                        2012
Perihelion  Jan   5 01    Equinoxes  Mar   20 05 14    Sept  22 14 49
Aphelion    July  5 04    Solstices  June  20 23 09    Dec   21 11 12

2013                        2013
Perihelion  Jan   2 05    Equinoxes  Mar   20 11 02    Sept  22 20 44
Aphelion    July  5 15    Solstices  June  21 05 04    Dec   21 17 11

2014                        2014
Perihelion  Jan   4 12    Equinoxes  Mar   20 16 57    Sept  23 02 29
Aphelion    July  4 00    Solstices  June  21 10 51    Dec   21 23 03

2015                        2015
Perihelion  Jan   4 07    Equinoxes  Mar   20 22 45    Sept  23 08 21
Aphelion    July  6 20    Solstices  June  21 16 38    Dec   22 04 48

2016                        2016
Perihelion  Jan   2 23    Equinoxes  Mar   20 04 30    Sept  22 14 21
Aphelion    July  4 16    Solstices  June  20 22 34    Dec   21 10 44

2017                        2017
Perihelion  Jan   4 14    Equinoxes  Mar   20 10 29    Sept  22 20 02
Aphelion    July  3 20    Solstices  June  21 04 24    Dec   21 16 28

2018                        2018
Perihelion  Jan   3 06    Equinoxes  Mar   20 16 15    Sept  23 01 54
Aphelion    July  6 17    Solstices  June  21 10 07    Dec   21 22 23

2019                        2019
Perihelion  Jan   3 05    Equinoxes  Mar   20 21 58    Sept  23 07 50
Aphelion    July  4 22    Solstices  June  21 15 54    Dec   22 04 19

2020                        2020
Perihelion  Jan   5 08    Equinoxes  Mar   20 03 50    Sept  22 13 31
Aphelion    July  4 12    Solstices  June  20 21 44    Dec   21 10 02

A portion of the data in this table was taken from Planetary and Lunar Coordinates 2001-2020. Used with permission.