Tag Archives: snow

Major Cold dà hán 大寒 Jan 20

January 2oth will begin the period of Major or Greater Cold. It is supposed to be the coldest time of the year. In fact we had extremely cold weather a few weeks earlier and now we are having what might … Continue reading

Posted in Natural World, Seasons, Weather | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Major Snow dà xuě 大雪 Dec 07

On December 7th we move into the 21st solar term of 大雪 Dàxuě , or Taisetsu in Japanese, 대설 Daeseol in  Korean and Đại tuyết in Vietnamese. It is literally translated as major or great snow. It snows heavily for the first time in … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Health, Joys of Life, Natural World, Seasons, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Minor Snow xiǎo xuě 小雪 Nov 22

Minor            

Posted in Natural World, Seasons, Weather | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Caturday Thoughts Postponed – As I Promised

To quote Ron Weasly, “Bloody Hell!”  ( Don’t know who Ron Weasly is? Where have you been? Harry Potter’s best friend. And if you don’t know who Harry Potter is, well, um, try Googling) Yesterday it was raining all day, … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrations, Food, Joys of Life, Seasons, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Caturday Thoughts – Major Cold dà hán 大寒 Jan 20

Major cold or dàhán in Chinese, daikan in Japanese, 대한 (daehan) in Korean and đại hàn in Vietnamese is the 24th solar term. During Major Cold as the cold currents from the north move southward, the weather becomes continuously cold. Although modern meteorological observation … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Health, Natural World, Seasons, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Major Snow dà xuě 大雪 Dec 7th

On December 7th we move into the solar term of 大雪Dàxuě (Chinese), Taisetsu (Japanese) 대설 Daeseol Korean and Đại tuyết (Vietnamese). It is literally translated as major snow and is the 21st solar term. It snows heavily for the first time in the year, in northern … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Natural World, Seasons, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Minor Snow (節氣). Xiǎoxuě 22 Nov

The solar term of  Xiǎoxuě (Chinese), Shōsetsu 小雪(Japanese), soseol  소설 (Korean), Vietnamese Tiểu tuyếliterally means “minor snow” and  is the 20th solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 240° and ends at the longitude of 255°. In the western … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Natural World, Seasons, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment