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On September 22 a very bright full Harvest Moon was positioned just above planet Jupiter, the next brightest object in the sky, making for an unique cosmic arrangement.
Local astronomers set up their mobile telescopes around Xi'an's Drum Tower to show off this event. For the first time in almost two decades, the Northern Hemisphere's Autumn is beginning on the night of a full Moon. Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, will be the closest to the Earth in 47 years during this event.