LOL: Giant Inflatable Moon Escapes From Moon Festival, Explores Earth’s Surface
By Mikelle Leow, 23 Sep 2021
Image via Nick Fewings / Unsplash (CC0)
On September 20, 2021, Moon took its first steps on the earth. It was one small step for a moon, one giant, lunatic event for the headlines.
Around this time of the year, during the full harvest moon, east Asian countries celebrate their own versions of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Among these rituals from this year was a festival in the Henan province of China, which involved a giant inflatable moon.
Metro.co.uk has the footage: it shows the highlight rolling away from the event, hilariously sparking a chase between men and the moon.
The balloon is seen tumbling down a road, with no signs of pausing its orbit around the planet.
Meanwhile in China...— Metro (@MetroUK) September 22, 2021
A giant moon escaped the Moon Festival in Henan province on Monday morning.
Some natural satellites just can't be caged 🌝 pic.twitter.com/lw7Wa78GPz
Weirdly enough, this wasn’t the only phenomenon this year involving a rogue moon. South China Morning Post reports that, in Hong Kong, a glowing celestial installation deflated in the sea on Thursday, after strong winds from a thunderstorm had loosened it from its platform and blew it into the water.
It seems like not even gravity could hold the two moons down.
A 'giant moon' installation on a tugboat off Kwun Tong promenade ended up deflated in the sea two days after the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations pic.twitter.com/tFWzo48XEN— SCMP Hong Kong (@SCMPHongKong) September 23, 2021
[via Boing Boing, Metro.co.uk and South China Morning Post, cover image via Nick Fewings / Unsplash (CC0)]
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