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The Seasons

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All times shown are Eastern Times, with adjustments made for Daylight and Standard Time changes.

 2017

Spring begins, known as the Vernal Equinox, March 20, 2017, 6:29 a.m.
Summer begins, known as the Summer Solstice, June 21, 2017, 12:24 a.m.
Autumn begins, known as the Autumnal Equinox, September 22, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Winter begins, known as the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2017, 11:28 a.m.

 2018

Spring begins,  known as the Vernal Equinox, March 20, 2018, 12:15 p.m.
Summer begins, known as the Summer Solstice, June 21, 2018, 6:07 a.m.
Autumn begins, known as the Autumnal Equinox, September 22, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
Winter begins, known as the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

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