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China Moon | by Steve Webel
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China Moon

The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month of the Chinese calendar (usually around mid- or late-September in the Gregorian calendar), a date that parallels the Autumn and Spring Equinoxes of the solar calendar.


The Mid-Autumn Festival is an important holiday in the Chinese culture, and is a legal holiday in several countries. Farmers celebrate the end of the summer harvesting season on this date.


Traditionally, on this day, Chinese family members and friends will gather to admire the bright mid-autumn harvest moon, and eat moon cakes and pomeloes together.



Camera: Nikon D80

Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)

Aperture: f/8

Focal Length: 400 mm

ISO Speed: 200

Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV

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Taken on September 14, 2008