It’s Mid-Autumn Festival today, and in Fuzhou, China they’ve set up a huge inflatable moon to celebrate the occasion. But Super Typhoon Meranti had other ideas – after pounding Taiwan, it made landfall early this morning in Fujian Province.
The huge inflatable moon was actually knocked out of position and rolled out into the streets of Fuzhou, causing havoc and much confusion. It seems the moon does revolve around the earth after all. CCTV has dubbed it “Bad Moon Rising”:
Looks like China won’t be seeing a full moon sky tonight either… in fact, Typhoon Meranti – the strongest tropical cyclone of the 2016 season with wind speeds of nearly 180 miles per hour – battered the city, leaving its streets covered in broken glass, and fallen trees.