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Flag for Belgium March 24, 1997 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Brussels, Belgium

Max view in Brussels
Monday, March 24, 1997 at 5:39 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Brussels: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Mar 24, 1997 at 2:42 AM

Maximum: Mon, Mar 24, 1997 at 5:39 AM

Ended: Mon, Mar 24, 1997 at 8:36 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 54 minutes


March 24, 1997 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Brussels

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Brussels. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

More about the March 24, 1997 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
3:57 AM Mar 245:39 AM Mar 246:42 AM Mar 24
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Local times for eclipse in Brussels on Monday, March 24, 1997

EventTime in BrusselsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 24 at 2:42 AM216°Southwest32.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 24 at 3:57 AM235°Southwest23.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseMar 24 at 5:39 AM256°West-southwest9.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetMar 24 at 6:42 AM268°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMar 24 at 7:20 AM275°West6.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 24 at 8:36 AM290°West-northwest17.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Brussels (CET – Central European Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Brussels.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Brussels

Eclipse Visibility from BrusselsVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1990Feb 9LunarTotal
1991Jan 30LunarPenumbral
1991Jun 27LunarPenumbral
1992Jun 15LunarPenumbral
1992Dec 9 / Dec 10LunarTotal
1993Nov 29LunarTotal
1994May 10SolarPartial
1994May 25LunarPartial
1994Nov 18LunarPenumbral
1995Oct 8LunarPenumbral
1996Apr 3 / Apr 4LunarTotal
1996Sep 27LunarTotal
1996Oct 12SolarPartial
1997Mar 24LunarPartial
1997Sep 16LunarTotal
1998Mar 13LunarPenumbral
1998Aug 8LunarPenumbral
1999Jan 31LunarPenumbral
1999Aug 11SolarPartial
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