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  • Vernal Equinox: Mar. 20, 05:48 UT*, Sun enters sign of Aries; spring begins.
  • Summer Solstice: June 20, 23:59 UT*, Sun enters sign of Cancer; summer begins.
  • Autumnal Equinox: Sept. 22, 15:44 UT*, Sun enters sign of Libra; fall begins.
  • Winter Solstice: Dec. 21, 12:04 UT*, Sun enters sign of Capricorn; winter begins.

*Universal time (UT), also known as Greenwich mean time (GMT). Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) can be found by subtracting 4 hours from UT. See Astronomy for a conversion table of universal time.

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