Moon viewing day

Japan
October 4, 2017 6:26am CST
I woke up this morning to Facebook wishing me "happy moon viewing." At 5:30 a.m. I didn't quite get it, but tonight I walked out of the house to put the trash out and was greeted by clouds racing across a beautiful full moon! I really did have a moon viewing, though not in the traditional Japanese way with mochi and susuki grass decorations! In Japanese folk tales, there is a rabbit in the moon, pounding mochi (sticky rice paste.) So one of the symbols of autumn and harvest moon is a rabbit. Happy moon viewing to you! How did you view this beautiful full moon?
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@Scrapper88 (1209)
• United States
4 Oct
I enjoy going out and looking at the moon and stars at night.
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@aureliah (3885)
4 Oct
Do you believe in shooting stars?
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• United States
4 Oct
@aureliah I believe in what people calls shooting stars.
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@aureliah (3885)
5 Oct
@Scrapper88 what exactly? The luck?
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@JustBhem (22430)
• Davao, Philippines
4 Oct
I didn't know about that but how I wish I can see that pretty moon there.
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@aureliah (3885)
4 Oct
Same here. I wish I could see it
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@JustBhem (22430)
• Davao, Philippines
5 Oct
@aureliah So missed it?
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@aureliah (3885)
5 Oct
@JustBhem yes I missed it
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@JudyEv (100687)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Oct
It's been overcast and cloudy here so I guess I must have missed it.
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@aureliah (3885)
4 Oct
How was it?
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@aureliah (3885)
4 Oct
Greta amazing
@prashu228 (22864)
• India
4 Oct
I didn't know about this.. happy moon viewing
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@sol_cee (13594)
• Japan
4 Oct
It is indeed beautiful Denise-san. Pictures don’t do justice. :)
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@andriaperry (33030)
• Anniston, Alabama
4 Oct
I have not looked at the full moon.
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@A_loves_B (1382)
• Indonesia
4 Oct
The moon here is also beautiful, eventhough the night sky is cloudy. I think I will just watch the moon for some minutes as I have quite lots of work to do now.
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@crossbones27 (15120)
• Redlands, California
4 Oct
Like this
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@JolietJake (41202)
4 Oct
It isn't 'full' here until tomorrow (Thursday) but I've been getting some good photos of it this month...this was a few days ago
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@GardenGerty (90988)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Oct
It is still dark out, so I will step out the door and look around. However, we had full cloud cover last night and I think we may have the same this morning.--As I suspected, no moon,no sun, but drizzle very lightly.
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@tech40 (8037)
• Philippines
4 Oct
I really love looking at the moon every night! before I start driving I look at the sky and check the moon hehe
@aureliah (3885)
4 Oct
There is a time I would go out in the middle of the night to look at the skies
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@tech40 (8037)
• Philippines
5 Oct
@aureliah Haha I also love looking at small stars at night.. those stars refreshed me.
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@aureliah (3885)
5 Oct
@tech40 that's great stuff
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@Shavkat (46777)
• Philippines
4 Oct
It was also like in China. They are celebrating Moon Cake Festival. Is it also a similar story about the woman who flew to the moon? Image Credit: www.99ranch.com
@aureliah (3885)
4 Oct
The woman who flew to the moon?
@Shavkat (46777)
• Philippines
5 Oct
@aureliah I think it is a mythological story in China.
@aureliah (3885)
5 Oct
@Shavkat ooh really?