Moon covers up more than 75% of the sun

Many Flemings witnessed a rare natural occurrence on Tuesday morning. From 8:48 am until 10:37 am, the moon covered part of the sun in the skies above Flanders in what is known as a partial solar eclipse.

Anyone in an area of the region with clear skies could clearly witness this spectacular sight, although they needed to wear special glasses to do so safely.

However, many Flemings will have been disappointed, as cloud covered many parts of the region during the eclipse.

The VRT’s weatherman Frank Deboosere shows with a series of pictures on his site what a partial solar eclipse looks like.

The last total eclipse of the sun was in 1999.