“On July 27th, at 9:30 pm, a lunar eclipse will be visible from our country,” reported the Mira Observatory in Grimbergen. The Observatory will be open exceptionally from 10 pm to 1 am.
An lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth, its shadow being cast entirely over the Moon’s body. This phenomenon is called a Sun-Earth-Moon alignment. The eclipse will start when the Moon is still low in the horizon, and it will be visible in Belgium when the Moon begins to rise, at around 21:27, just minutes before the start of the total eclipse. “One will be able to see the moon completely hidden, acquiring a red-brown tone until approximately 23:15, when it will leave little by little the shadow of the earth,” stated the people from the Grimbergen Observatory.