The annual Mid-Autumn Festival begins tomorrow in China, a celebration of many things, but, principally, the moon, which has long been an important totem in East Asia.
The moon is also given form here on Earth in many different ways, most famously with moon cakes, but, also, as seen in the video above, with giant moon balloons.
This one got loose in Fuzhou, on the southern coast of the country, blown away by strong winds that have arrived ahead of Typhoon Meranti, which could be the strongest typhoon to hit China this year.
The video comes from the state-controlled Xinhua News Agency, which didn’t say if anyone got hurt. From the looks of it though, the balloon seems relatively harmless, just a big, dark blob, softly bowling over anyone in its path.