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Moon watching tips for Mid-Autumn Festival
(12 September 2008)

With the approach of the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Hong Kong Observatory has reminded people about the moonrise, transit and moonset times during the festival period to help their moon-watching. During transit, the moon passes the local meridian in the south and the elevation is the highest of the night.

September 13 (Saturday)

at 5:06pm

Transit (Elevation 56 degrees)

at 10:56pm
at 4:51am (September 14)


September 14 (Sunday) (Mid-Autumn Festival)

at 5:41pm

Transit (Elevation 63 degrees)

at 11:41pm
at 5:47am (September 15)


September 15 (Monday)

Full Moon (below the horizon of Hong Kong)
at 5:13pm


at 6:16pm
Transit (Elevation 69 degrees)
at 0:27am (September 16)
at 6:44am (September 16)

For the weather during the Mid-Autumn Festival period, please see the "7-day Weather Forecast" issued by the Hong Kong Observatory on the following web site:

Last revision date: <20 Dec 2012>