The following is an excerpt from Maggie Hiufu Wong | September 22, 2015 | CNN.com |
(CNN)It's a hat trick for moon lovers.
This year's September 27 marks three important lunar events -- a supermoon, a total lunar eclipse and Asia's Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival.
The Moon Festival falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month.
In China and parts of Asia it's believed to be the day with the brightest moon of the year.
It's also the first time in more than 30 years that a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse are happening on the same day.
To welcome the day, companies in China are introducing a range of "moon-viewing flights."
Unobstructed moon view
Spring Airlines, the country's budget airline, will offer around 100 scenic flights from September 26 to 28.
"Festivals are the days when homesickness is at its worst," Yi Mao, the airline's head of marketing, tells CNN. "And Moon Festival is an important festival for the Chinese."
It's a day of reunions for families and friends in China, who will come together to eat mooncakes under the full moon.
"We hope the moon-viewing flights will take care of the emotional needs of our customers who are still on the road during the festival."
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