Moon watching tips for Mid-Autumn Festival 2022
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     ‚ÄčThe Mid-Autumn Festival this year falls on September 10 (Saturday) and the full moon (see Note) will occur right before moonrise that night. A bright and clear moon will be observable at night during the Mid-Autumn Festival period if weather permits.
      
     To facilitate moon watching by the public, the times of moonrise, transit, moonset and full moon during the Mid-Autumn Festival period are listed in the table below. At transit, the moon passes the local meridian due south and its elevation is the highest of the night.
 
September 9 (Friday) - the eve of the Mid-Autumn Festival
Moonrise 6.03pm
Transit (elevation 54 degrees) 11.50pm
Moonset 5.41am (next morning)
September 10 (Saturday) - Mid-Autumn Festival
Full moon (the moon is below the horizon of
Hong Kong at this moment)
5.59pm
Moonrise 6.43pm
Transit (elevation 60 degrees) 0.40am (next morning)
Moonset 6.43am (next morning)
September 11 (Sunday) - the day following the Mid-Autumn Festival
Moonrise 7.21pm
Transit (elevation 67 degrees) 1.28am (next morning)
Moonset 7.41am (next morning)

 
     For the latest weather conditions during the Mid-Autumn Festival period, please refer to the "9-Day Weather Forecast" issued by the Hong Kong Observatory for the planning of moon-watching activities.
 
Note: At full moon, the moon as seen from the Earth is completely illuminated with the moon and the sun located on the opposite sides of the Earth.
 

Ends/Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Issued at HKT 15:00

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