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Maggie Sheu
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Solar Term: winter solstice (冬至)
Today is the winter solstice! This means the coming of winter. The Sun shines directly on the south hemsepher. It is the shortest day and longest night of the year.  After the winter solstice, the days will become longer and the night shorter. In ancient ti...

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Solar Terms: minor snow(小雪)
Minor snow is the second winter solar term of the year. The solar terms were defined based on the weathers around the yellow river area, this weather does not apply to Taiwan. In the yellow river area, after the minor snow, temperature gradually becomes eve...

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Solar term: Start of winter (立冬)
This solar term, like is wording, states the start of winter. Farmers work has come to an end, as tools are put away in preparation for the winter. The start of winter is also called 「補冬」because in  ancient  time, people see the cold weather as something to...

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Solar terms: frost descent (霜降)
In the 24 solar terms, this is the last autumn term, frost descent. The name originates from summer gradually ending, the nights become longer, and vapour gathers as cold weather ascends. Although this is not as common in Taiwan plateaus, you may be able to...

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Solar Terms: autumnal equinox (秋分)
Autumn equinox is the fourth solar term of autumn. As the saying goes 「秋分瞑日對分」meaning, the days are the same length as the nights. From this day on, the days become shorter and the nights become longer. weather also becomes cooler.  The three main markers o...

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