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Summer/Winter Solstices and Spring/Autumn Equinoxes

Dates are for the Northern Hemisphere, in the Southern Hemisphere they are reversed

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Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in GMT

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Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in 2017 (GMT)
EquinoxVernalMar 20, 10:29AutumnalSep 22, 20:02SolsticeSummerJun 21, 04:24WinterDec 21, 16:28
Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in 2018 (GMT)
EquinoxVernalMar 20, 16:15AutumnalSep 23, 01:54SolsticeSummerJun 21, 10:07WinterDec 21, 22:22
Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in 2019 (GMT)
EquinoxVernalMar 20, 21:58AutumnalSep 23, 07:50SolsticeSummerJun 21, 15:54WinterDec 22, 04:19
Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in 2020 (GMT)
EquinoxVernalMar 20, 03:49AutumnalSep 22, 13:30SolsticeSummerJun 20, 21:43WinterDec 21, 10:02


Prior years

Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in 2010 (GMT)
EquinoxVernalMar 20, 17:32AutumnalSep 23, 03:09SolsticeSummerJun 21, 11:28WinterDec 21, 23:38
Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in 2011 (GMT)
EquinoxVernalMar 20, 23:21AutumnalSep 23, 09:04SolsticeSummerJun 21, 17:16WinterDec 22, 05:30
Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in 2012 (GMT)
EquinoxVernalMar 20, 05:14AutumnalSep 22, 14:49SolsticeSummerJun 20, 23:09WinterDec 21, 11:11
Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in 2013 (GMT)
EquinoxVernalMar 20, 11:02AutumnalSep 22, 20:44SolsticeSummerJun 21, 05:04WinterDec 21, 17:11
Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in 2014 (GMT)
EquinoxVernalMar 20, 16:57AutumnalSep 23, 02:29SolsticeSummerJun 21, 10:51WinterDec 21, 23:03
Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in 2015 (GMT)
EquinoxVernalMar 20, 22:45AutumnalSep 23, 08:20SolsticeSummerJun 21, 16:38WinterDec 22, 04:48
Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in 2016 (GMT)
EquinoxVernalMar 20, 04:30AutumnalSep 22, 14:21SolsticeSummerJun 20, 22:34WinterDec 21, 10:44

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