2015 is Year of the Sheep and it will arrive on February 4, 2015 in China Standard Time. The first day of Chinese astrology year is the first day of the Tiger month. That is the day of Start of Spring in the Chinese Astrology Calendar. The Start of Spring is the time when the sun enters the 315th degree on the tropical zodiac. The Start of Spring in China Standard Time is at 12:00 at noon on February 4, 2015. This day is not the Chinese New Year day. 2015 Chinese New Year Day is on February 19, 2015 in China Standard Time. Chinese New Year Day is the new moon day of the first lunar month. The new moon time is at 7:48 A.M. of February 19, 2015 in China Standard Time.
The Start of Spring in US Eastern Standard Time is at 23:00 P.M. on February 3, 2015, and in the US Pacific Standard Time is at 20:00 P.M. on February 3, 2015. Therefore, the 2015 Sheep year starts on February 3, 2015 in US time zones.
2015 is year of Wooden Sheep . The Year 2015 is the 4712th Chinese Year. The first day of Wooden Sheep is on February 4, 2015.Chinese New Year Day is on February 19, 2015.
Sheep is the 8th animal in 12 zodiac signs. Sheep is after 6th Snake and 7th Horse. Snake, Horse and Sheep are in the Fire cycle based on the theory of Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth) astrology system.
The first day of the 2015 Chinese New Year is on February 19, 2015 in China’s time zone. This day is a new moon day, and is the first day of the first Chinese lunar month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar system. The exact new moon time is at 07:48 a.m. on 19-Feb-2015 in China’s time zone.
The Year 2015 is the 4712th Chinese year. The Chinese believe that the first king of China was the Yellow King (he was not the first emperor of China). The Yellow King became king in 2697 B.C., therefore China will enter the 4712th year on February 19, 2015. Also, the Chinese Year uses the cycle of 60 Stem-Branch counting systems and the Green Wood Sheep is the 32nd Stem-Branch in the cycle. Since (60 *78) + 32 = 4712, therefore 2015 is the Wooden Sheep year, which is the 4712th Chinese Year.