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at Greenwich
Observatory
east of London.
Gold zones are
½ hour offsets.
Daylight Saving
values in italics
Eastern Europe UT+2 hours
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time
zone
Hawaiian
Standard
Alaskan Pacific Mountain Central Eastern Atlantic Newf'lnd UTC Western
Europe
Central
Europe
Perth Darwin Sydney New
Zealand
Imbolc
February 3 August 7
09:45 10:45 11:45 12:45 13:45 14:45 15:45 16:15 19:45 19:45 20:45 19:41 21:11 21:41 23:41

Vernal
Equinox

March 20 September 23
04:46 06:46 07:46 08:46 09:46 10:46 11:46 12:16 14:46 14:46 15:46 08:05 09:35 10:05 12:05

Beltaine
May 5 November 7
01:37 03:37 04:37 05:37 06:37 07:37 08:37 09:07 11:37 12:37 13:37 17:37 19:07* 19:37* 22:37

Summer
Solstice

20 June 21 December 22
22:24 00:24 01:24 02:24 03:24 04:24 05:24 05:54 08:24 11:07 12:07 04:50 06:20* 06:50* 09:50

Lughnasad
August 7 February 4
01:41 03:41 04:41 05:41 06:41 07:41 08:41 09:11 11:41 14:27 15:27 03:45 05:15* 05:45* 08:45

Autumnal
Equinox

September 22 September 23 21 March 22
14:05 16:05 17:05 18:05 19:05 20:05 21:05 21:35 00:05 01:05 02:05 22:46 00:16* 00:46* 03:46

Samhain
6 November 7 May 5
23:37 00:37 01:37 02:37 03:37 04:37 05:37 06:07 09:37 09:37 10:37 19:37 21:07 21:37 23:37

Winter
Solstice
December 21 June 21
10:50 11:50 12:50 13:50 14:50 15:50 16:50 17:20 20:50 20:50 21:50 16:24 17:54 18:24 20:24

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Equinox and Solstice times supplied by the U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington DC. Cross Quarter moments are interpolated as the split or bisector in degrees along the ecliptic between Solstices and Equinoxes. Former NASA rocket scientist Rollin Gillespie applied a spatial application in the mid-1980s to determine cross quarters. Kepler's Third Law says a planet's orbital speed accelerates and decelerates in elliptical orbits. Only circular orbits allow constant orbital speed. Southern Hemisphere seasons oppose the seasons observed north of the Equator.