March equinox 2021


When is the March equinox 2021?

The March equinox 2021 is on Saturday, March 20, 2021 (in 180 days).  Calendar for 2021
The March equinox 2020 has already passed: it was on Friday, March 20, 2020 (185 days ago).  Calendar for 2020
Please note: 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 location to location depending on a location's time zone. For more details see the explanations below.

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 autumn 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 - the time zone of the United Kingdom). 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 2021 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.

Further reading:
March equinox on Wikipedia
Equinoxes in general on Wikipedia

Overview: seasons, equinoxes and solstices

Dates shown apply to the Northern Hemisphere and are based on UTC (GMT)
Season Start End
Spring Spring equinox
(vernal equinox, March equinox)
March 19 to 21
Summer solstice
(June solstice)
June 20 to 22
Summer Summer solstice
(June solstice)
June 20 to 22
Autumn equinox
(Fall equinox, September equinox)
September 21 to 24
Autumn
(Fall)
Autumn equinox
(Fall equinox, September equinox)
September 21 to 24
Winter solstice
(December solstice)
December 20 to 23
Winter Winter solstice
(December solstice)
December 20 to 23
Spring equinox
(vernal equinox, March equinox)
March 19 to 21

When is the March equinox 2022?

The March equinox 2022 is on Sunday, March 20, 2022 (in 545 days).  Calendar for 2022

Dates for the March equinox from 2016 to 2026

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

When is ...? Date      Day of the week      Days away     
March equinox 2016      March 20, 2016      Sunday      1646 days ago
March equinox 2017      March 20, 2017      Monday      1281 days ago
March equinox 2018      March 20, 2018      Tuesday      916 days ago
March equinox 2019      March 20, 2019      Wednesday      551 days ago
March equinox 2020      March 20, 2020      Friday      185 days ago
March equinox 2021      March 20, 2021      Saturday      in 180 days
March equinox 2022      March 20, 2022      Sunday      in 545 days
March equinox 2023      March 20, 2023      Monday      in 910 days
March equinox 2024      March 20, 2024      Wednesday      in 1276 days
March equinox 2025      March 20, 2025      Thursday      in 1641 days
March equinox 2026      March 20, 2026      Friday      in 2006 days
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