March equinox 2024


When is the March equinox 2024?

The March equinox 2024 is on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 (in 358 days).  Calendar for 2024
The March equinox 2023 has already passed: it was on Monday, March 20, 2023 (8 days ago).  Calendar for 2023
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.
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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 2024 in your area use this seasons calculator.

The March equinox is one of four days with solar events (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.

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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 2025?

The March equinox 2025 is on Thursday, March 20, 2025 (in 723 days).  Calendar for 2025

Dates for the March equinox from 2019 to 2029

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

When is ...? Date      Day of the week      Days away     
March equinox 2019      March 20, 2019      Wednesday      1469 days ago
March equinox 2020      March 20, 2020      Friday      1103 days ago
March equinox 2021      March 20, 2021      Saturday      738 days ago
March equinox 2022      March 20, 2022      Sunday      373 days ago
March equinox 2023      March 20, 2023      Monday      8 days ago
March equinox 2024      March 20, 2024      Wednesday      in 358 days
March equinox 2025      March 20, 2025      Thursday      in 723 days
March equinox 2026      March 20, 2026      Friday      in 1088 days
March equinox 2027      March 20, 2027      Saturday      in 1453 days
March equinox 2028      March 20, 2028      Monday      in 1819 days
March equinox 2029      March 20, 2029      Tuesday      in 2184 days
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March equinox 2024
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