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Member Reports from Dai Jianfeng

Feb 11

Full moon in the the lantern festival all over China

Full moon in the The Lantern Festival all over China tonight, The Lantern Festival or the Spring Lantern Festival is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar. It marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations. There are heaps and heaps of colorful lanterns hung out for people to appreciate. people will try to solve puzzles on lanterns, eat lots of food like glutinous rice balls named after the festival, and enjoy the celestial view of full moon. Photo taken by: Chinese Astronomy Photographic Alliance, show with... Read More...

Jan 29

Orion and Chinese New Year

When the three Belt stars of Orion shine high in the south after sunset, it's time for the spring festival in China ... the traditional Chinese New Year, starting this weekend! The three lined-up prominent stars of Orion, which are regarded as the three gods of fortune, prosperity and longevity by Chinese. Here are the views of the three gods above all around China. Over a billion people in China and millions around the world will celebrate the the Chinese New Year – the most important of Chinese holidays – on January 28, 2017. It's a lunar new year and... Read More...