On September 29, an enchanting spectacle unfolded above Kawasaki City, near Haneda Airport in Ota Ward, Tokyo. The immense full moon appeared suspended in the air, creating a mesmerizing backdrop as an aircraft glided gracefully across it.
September 29 corresponds to the 15th day of the eighth month in the traditional Japanese calendar, which is when Japan celebrates the Mid-Autumn Harvest Moon.
A Special Occurrence
However, the National Astronomical Observatory notes that the harvest moon is not always a full moon. In fact, the next occurrence is anticipated to be seven years from now on September 12, 2030.
Many moonstruck photographers were seen at parks, including Higashi-Ogishima East Park in Kawasaki Ward, to capture the special moment.
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Author: The Sankei Shimbun