24 Solar Terms: 9 things you may not know about Start of Autumn
Three Tigers, by Hao Jianwu. [Photo/artron.net]
Although Start of Autumn indicates the beginning of autumn, hot weather will not come to an end. The period of hot days after Start of Autumn, usually lasting for 30 days, is called "Autumn Tiger" or "Indian Summer." Because of decreasing precipitation, it is even more sweltering during this period than during Major Heat.