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2009 Chinese Moon Festival


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When is the 2009 Chinese Moon Festival?

The date of Chinese Moon Festival (a.k.a. Mid-autumn Festival) is on the 15th moon day of 8th Chinese lunar month (Chicken month). The new moon day is the first day of a Chinese Lunar Month. Since the first day of 8th lunar month is 9-19-2009, the Moon Festival is on 10-03-2009 in China time zone. However, the Chinese Moon Festival is on 10-02-2009 in USA time zones, since the new moon day is on 9-18-2009.

Usually the Chinese Moon Festival Day is in September. 2009 Chinese Moon Festival Day arrives late, because there is an extra 5th lunar month in Chinese Lunar Calendar.

Time Zone Longitude New Moon Date & Time The 15th moon day Full Moon Date & Time
China East 120 09-19-2009 02:44 a.m. 10-03-2009 10-04-2009 14:12 p.m.
EST (USA) West 75 09-18-2009 13:44 p.m. 10-02-2009 10-04-2009 01:12 a.m.
PST (USA) West 120 09-18-2009 10:44 a.m. 10-02-2009 10-03-2009 22:12 p.m.
Time is the standard time, not the day-light saving time.

Chinese Moon Festival day is on 15th moon day, not the full moon day. In China, the full moon day is on 10-04-2009 in the afternoon. That means in the night of 16th moon day, the moon will look fuller in China. It's same to US time zones, the next day of Moon Festival day, the moon will be fuller in the night.

The Moon Festival is a holiday in China. It's an occasion for family reunion. Chinese families like to get together to eat the moon cakes and watch the moon at the Moon Festival night. For the people are out of town or for Chinese are from China stay in USA, they miss their family or the lover at home and share the same moon at the night of the Moon Festival before the Internet gets popular.

The detail about the moon phase times is at Moon Phase Calendar.

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Click here to read the legendary stories of the Moon Festival and Moon Cake.

The Chinese Mid-Fall Moon Festival Day for the coming years

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