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Moon watching tips for Mid-Autumn Festival 2014
(26 August 2014)

The Mid-Autumn Festival this year falls on 8 September (Monday). To facilitate moon-watching by the public, the times of moonrise, transit and moonset during the Mid-Autumn Festival period are given below. At transit, the moon passes the local meridian due south and its elevation is the highest of the night.

7 September (Sunday)  
     Moonrise 5:02pm
     Transit (Elevation 58 degrees) 10:58pm
     Moonset
4:57am (next morning)
   
8 September (Monday) (Mid-Autumn Festival)  
     Moonrise 5:51pm
     Transit (Elevation 63 degrees) 11:55pm
     Moonset 6:02am (next morning)
   
9 September (Tuesday) (The day following the Mid-Autumn Festival) 
     Full Moon (The moon is below the horizon of
     Hong Kong at this moment)
9:38am 
 
     Moonrise 6:39pm
     Transit (Elevation 68 degrees)
0:50am (next morning)
     Moonset 7:06am (next morning)

Although the full moon occurs in the morning of the day following the Mid-Autumn Festival, the moon will still be rather bright after the moonrise at night. If the weather permits, a bright and clear moon can be observed from open space in all districts during the period.

For the weather during the Mid-Autumn Festival period, please refer to the "9-day Weather Forecast" issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at the following website: http://www.weather.gov.hk/wxinfo/currwx/fnd.htm.


Last revision date: <28 Aug 2014>