I was working in my garden this evening and when I looked up and saw a full moon. I ran inside to get my camera and tripod, my neighbor must have thought I’m crazy.
Well not exactly a full moon, only a day shy and this month is called a Harvest Moon. If you have a chance to gaze at the nigh sky tonight or tomorrow night, you will see that the planet Jupiter is brightest for the year. At first I was mistaken it for a bright star and it’s to the lower left of the Moon tonight. I couldn’t capture it with my camera.
As for the Chinese people, it’s the Moon Festival also known as Mooncake or Mid-Autumn festival that falls on September 22nd of this year, it’s the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, when the moon is at its maximum brightness for the entire year. The Chinese celebrate this day with dances, feasting, moon gazing, and one of my favorites, eating mooncakes. I also learned that the Vietnamese also celebrate Mid-Autumn festival.
As for me I live far from the city lights these days, a calmer view from my backyard.