Miracle moon in Okinawa
November 6, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo
A traditional full moon celebration took place on November 5. The full moon, or so-called “miracle moon,” was seen for the first time in 171 years.
It was the third time a lunar event has taken place this year. The celebration of the full moon traditionally takes place on the 15th day of the eighth month of the traditional Japanese solar calendar, and the waxing moon is celebrated on the 13th day of the ninth month.
In 2014, the ninth month of the traditional Japanese solar calendar is an intercalary month. On November 5, the event took place in various parts of Okinawa where the sky was clear.
The next miracle moon will appear in 2109.
(English translation by T&CT)
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