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Source: Xinhuanet| 2017-08-07 21:01:19|Editor: Mengjie

Other solar terms left for this autumn

-- End of Heat (Chushu), on August 23 this year, is the 14th solar term of the year, implying that most parts of China have gotten rid of the hot summer. End of Heat is also the busy harvest season for farmers.

A harvester works in paddy field in Shixia Village of Renshou Town in Jing'an County, East China's Jiangxi Province, Aug. 23, 2016. Tuesday marks the Chushu, which means the end of heat in Chinese, of the solar terms. The scorching summer is going to pass by after this day. (Xinhua/Xu Zhongting)

-- White Dew (Bailu), on September 7 this year, is the 15th solar term of the year, indicating the real beginning of getting cold. The temperature declines gradually and the vapors in the air often condense into white dew on the grass and trees.

Photo taken on Sept. 7, 2015 shows a dragonfly resting on a leaf with dew drops on it near the Huaihe River in Huai'an, east China's Jiangsu Province. White Dew, the 15th solar term on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, falls on Tuesday this year. (Xinhua/He Jinghua)

-- Autumn Equinox (Qiufen), on September 23 this year,is the 16th solar term of the year, lying at the midpoint of autumn. Autumnal Equinox reflects the turning point of the variation of the altitude of the sun from astronomical aspect. Day and night are equally long on that day.

Villagers air dry paddy in Guandong Village of Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Sept. 22, 2016. Thursday marked the 16th solar term Autumnal Equinox and farmers are busy in harvest and paddy drying.(Xinhua/Liu Zheng) 

-- Cold Dew (Hanlu), on October 8 this year, is the 17th solar term of the year. Temperatures are lower, and the dew is greater.

Dews are seen on plants at the central square in Jinhu County, east China's Jiangsu Province, Oct. 8, 2016. Saturday marks Cold Dew, the 17th solar term on Chinese lunar calendar. (Xinhua/Liang Debin)

-- Frost's Descent (Shuangjiang), on October 23 this year, is the 18th solar term of the year. Frost's Descent is the last solar term of autumn, during which time the weather becomes much colder than before and frost begins to descend.

Photo taken on Nov. 2, 2016 shows frost-covered leaves in Yiyuan County, east China's Shandong Province. (Xinhua/Zhao Dongshan) 

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