March equinox 2018


When is the March equinox 2018?

The March equinox 2018 is on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (in 268 days).  2018 Calendar
March equinox 2017 has already passed: it was on Monday, March 20, 2017 (97 days ago).  2017 Calendar

What is the March equinox?

During the March equinox the Sun stands directly above the equator. Photo: NASA, flickr.com/photos/gsfc/8575328570During the March equinox the Sun stands directly above the equator
The March equinox, also called northward equinox, is the moment in time (not a day-long event) when the Sun stands directly above the equator while crossing from the south to the north. For the Northern Hemisphere (where nearly 90% of the world's population live) it is the vernal equinox (spring equinox) as it is the moment when winter ends and spring begins, while for the Southern Hemisphere it is the autumnal equinox (fall equinox), the moment when summer ends and autumn (fall) begins. Up until the March equinox the Sun rises and sets more to the south of the equator, and afterwards it rises and sets more to the north.

The March equinox occurs every year between March 19 and March 21. The dates given on this page are based on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which for practical purposes is equivalent to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). While the March equinox occurs at the same moment in time all over the world, the date and local time differ from place to place depending on the year and a location's time zone. For locations that are ahead of UTC (further east) it may fall on the day after, and for locations that are behind UTC (further west) it may fall on the day before. To find out the exact date and time of the March equinox 2018 in your area use this seasons calculator.

The March equinox is one of four days (two equinoxes and two solstices) throughout the year that mark the beginning of a new season. The other days are the June solstice, the September equinox and the December solstice.

For more information see March equinox on Wikipedia.

When is the March equinox 2019?

The March equinox 2019 is on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 (in 633 days).  2019 Calendar

Dates for the March equinox from 2010 to 2025

The next occurrence of the March equinox is marked in red.

When is ...? Date      Day of the week      Days away     
March equinox 2010      March 20, 2010      Saturday      2654 days ago
March equinox 2011      March 20, 2011      Sunday      2289 days ago
March equinox 2012      March 20, 2012      Tuesday      1923 days ago
March equinox 2013      March 20, 2013      Wednesday      1558 days ago
March equinox 2014      March 20, 2014      Thursday      1193 days ago
March equinox 2015      March 20, 2015      Friday      828 days ago
March equinox 2016      March 20, 2016      Sunday      462 days ago
March equinox 2017      March 20, 2017      Monday      97 days ago
March equinox 2018      March 20, 2018      Tuesday      in 268 days
March equinox 2019      March 20, 2019      Wednesday      in 633 days
March equinox 2020      March 20, 2020      Friday      in 999 days
March equinox 2021      March 20, 2021      Saturday      in 1364 days
March equinox 2022      March 20, 2022      Sunday      in 1729 days
March equinox 2023      March 20, 2023      Monday      in 2094 days
March equinox 2024      March 20, 2024      Wednesday      in 2460 days
March equinox 2025      March 20, 2025      Thursday      in 2825 days
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