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Eclipse visible in Brussels – November 28, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow do not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears partially or totally eclipsed during this event.

A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

More about the November 28, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Brussels on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in BrusselsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 28 at 1:17 PM13°North-northeast18.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseNov 28 at 3:33 PM43°Northeast9.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseNov 28 at 4:45 PM57°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in BrusselsNov 28 at 4:49 PM58°East-northeast0.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Brussels would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 28 at 5:49 PM68°East-northeast8.3° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.

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.

Times are local for Brussels (CET - Central European Time).

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