The Mid-Autumn Festival this year falls on September 21 and the full moon will occur at 7.55am in the morning.
With the moon positioned below the horizon of Hong Kong at that time, Hongkongers will miss out on the full moon - when the moon, as seen from the earth, is completely illuminated with the moon and the sun located on the opposite sides of the earth.
The moonrise on the day of the festival will be at 6.47pm, and the moon’s elevation will be highest at 12.54am the next day, with the moon located located in the south.
While Hong Kong is notorious for its light pollution and towering skyscrapers, residents can still go to some of the city’s popular spots to admire the stunning lunar vistas with family and friends.
From the heights of Victoria Peak Garden, and Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Park’s rooftop garden, to the Hong Kong Space Museum Astropark for a clear shot of the moon, the open space of Tamar Park in Central, Tsim Sha Tsui’s promenade, and out to Tai Po's Plover Cove Reservoir are some of the best spots in the city for residents to sit back and enjoy.
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