Farmers busy with farm work on day of 'Cold Dew'
The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Cold Dew, (Chinese: 寒露), the 17th solar term of the year, begins this year on Oct 8 and ends on Oct 23. (photo: Liao Zuping/Guangming Picture)
At this time, temperatures are much lower than in White Dew in most areas of China. The dew is greater and colder and there will be less rain. Autumn crops will be ripe.[ Editor: zyq ]