Courtesy of Hong Kong Space Museum
When to admire?
2018 Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 24. On this traditional Chinese festival, besides eating moon cakes, enjoying the full moon with family and friends is also a must.
To assist moon watching by the public, the Hong Kong Observatory has prepared The ‘Moon watching tips’, the times of moonrise, transit, moonset and full moon during the Mid-Autumn Festival period are listed here. the times of moonrise, transit, moonset and full moon during the Mid-Autumn Festival period are listed here.
According to the tips, the full moon will occur in the morning on the day following the Mid-Autumn Festival. If weather permits, a bright round moon will be observable at night during the Mid-Autumn Festival period.
For the latest weather conditions during the Mid-Autumn Festival period, please refer to the nine-day Weather Forecast issued by the Hong Kong Observatory (www.weather.gov.hk/wxinfo/currwx/fnd.htm) for the planning of moon-watching activities.
Where to admire?
There are some famous sites to admire the full moon in Hong Kong, but our Art Park maybe your new choice this year. You can have a joyous time for family, friends, and partners to reunite under a full moon in Art Park. The park has low light pollution, it is very ideal for admiring the moon and the glamorous night view of Victoria Harbour.
You can appreciate the bright full moon and eat moon cakes on the open lawn spaces. You may also walk along the Waterfront Promenade with your lantern. Please remember to clean up the trash before you leave.
The Art Park and Nursery Park will have special arrangement that they will open until 1am on Mid-Autumn Festival (24 September). However, as you may know that Super Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into Hong Kong on last Sunday, it takes time to clean and repair facilities and the need to ensure visitor safety. Guests can check the updated opening arrangements on West Kowloon website.
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The West Kowloon Cultural District sits within the Yau Tsim Mong District and getting here is simple as it is easily accessible by MTR, ferry, bus and road.
Similar to past few years, trains on all local MTR lines (except the Airport Express,Disneyland Resort Line and journeys to or from Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau) will operate throughout the night. It provides greater convenience for members of the public to enjoy the Mid-Autumn Festival!