Eclipse of the moon 2018 and star occulation from Namibia

On July 27th 2018 a total lunar eclipse took place, which could also be observed from Germany. Unfortunately, the moon did not rise in Germany until the eclipse had already begun. Moreover, it was only quite low above the horizon in our region.

This was different in Namibia.

Sebastian Voltmer had been in the African state of Namibia at that time and observed the lunar eclipse from there. From Africa one could see the lunar eclipse over the entire eclipse period:

And there was also a star occultation:


A deeper and “scientific” view :