Rare moon-cave phenomenon appears in Guangdong

16:48, December 22, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 


Photo shows a moon hanging vertically above "Chumi Cave" in Zhaoqing City, south China's Guangdong Province on Dec. 22. (photo by Huang Yaohui, China News Agency)


In the wee hours of the morning on Dec. 22, the Winter Solstice, a marvelous natural phenomenon appeared in a scenic spot called "Chumi Cave" in Zhaoqing City, south China's Guangdong Province. The moon hung vertically above a cave, shining light inside.

The appearance of this rare phenomenon has three preconditions: there must be a full moon, it must occur during the winter solstice and the moon must reach 23.08 degrees north latitude, an expert said.

The expert also said the next time it will be possible to observe this phenomenon will be 19 years later. In this century, we can only observe it six times.

By Ye Xin, People's Daily Online
【1】 【2】

  • Do you have anything to say?
  • Rare moon-cave phenomenon appears in Guangdong
  • Filipino army marks 75th anniversary
  • Music drama "Fall In Love With Teresa Teng" rehearses in S China
  • Hong Kong embraces shopping season
  • Italy's Prime Minister Berlusconi appears at TV show "Matrix" in Rome
  • Washington D.C. gears up for Christmas
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/7239515.pdf