China has a history of aligning its celestial signs with the policies of their leaders.
Here’s how it works.
The moon and stars align with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Xi has been a keen supporter of the solar calendar and a proponent of a lunar year, as well as an advocate of the idea of a “golden year” in China, the country’s traditional year.
The moon is the first sign of the zodiac in the Chinese calendar, and it’s also the sign of winter.
When the moon aligns with the lunar sign, it’s called the “winter solstice.”
During the Winter Solstice, the sun will appear at the very top of the sky, and then the moon will appear directly below it.
In this example, the moon appears just above the horizon in the sky.
This was captured on a sunset during the Winter solstice in March 2019.
According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the Winterstice will be observed from the middle of the afternoon on March 22, 2019, to the middle day of March 23, 2019.
China’s lunar calendar is based on the Chinese zodiac, which uses the zenith to represent the 12 months of the year.
Lunar calendar images from Getty Images