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Lunar eclipse of July 16, 2019: when one star hides another!

Lovers of stars, budding poets and science enthusiasts: all are eagerly awaiting the next lunar eclipse. This celestial event, so rare and beautiful, gives birth to stars in the eyes of those who observe it. To attend this natural spectacle, see you on July 16! 


Mysterious and fascinating, lunar eclipses have existed since the dawn of time. They first frightened men, before intriguing scientists and arousing everyone's curiosity. Today, scientists like to look at the details of this extraordinary phenomenon. While the rest of the population takes advantage of this rare moment to observe the sky, breathless, in the company of their loved ones. 


On the night of July 16-17, 2019, the moon will be partially eclipsed by the Sun. The star should enter the darkness around 8 p.m. before partially disappearing around 9:30 p.m., then gradually reappearing from 11 p.m. onwards. Do you dream of contemplating the encounter of the moon with the sun? Why not let yourself be tempted by a stay in one of the most romantic cities in France? This is the perfect opportunity to plan a romantic evening on the banks of the Seine in Paris. Bring a tasty picnic and a soft blanket to sit comfortably and watch the lunar eclipse. Magic evening guaranteed! 


Apprentice scientists and the curious will meet at the Belleville lookout in the 20th arrondissement of Paris from 9:30 p. m. Indeed, on the occasion of this partial lunar eclipse, Planète Science - École d'Astronomie de l'Essonne is organizing a free public observation. This fun activity will allow children and adults alike to learn more about this unique natural phenomenon. However, in the event of inclement weather, the event may be cancelled. 


The team at Hotel Apollinaire is looking forward to seeing you around July 16th! 



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