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Airliners encountering Sun and Moon at Brussels Airport

 

Below you will find some pictures of airliners taken when the Moon or Sun had an interesting angle. They were intercepted with my Canon 300D/30D/7D 50-500 mm zoom lens (eventually with 2x TC) and have been taken at various locations near Brussels Airport. Date read as: day/month/year  - hours in local times (CET).

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15/09/13 - 07:36. Jet Airways A330-302 VT-JWU was coming from Delhi as JAI230 on finals 25L catching a rising sun through clouds.

 

10/09/13 - 07:31. Pegasus Airlines B737-82R(WL) TC-AAT was coming from Antalya as PGT825 on finals 25L catching a rising sun through clouds.

 

09/09/13 - 07:34. Jet Airways A330-302 VT-JWT was coming from Delhi as JAI230 on finals 25L in the morning glory.

 

03/09/13 - 07:20. Jet Airways A330-202 VT-JWP was coming from Mumbai as 9W228 on finals 25L catching a rising sun.

 

16/04/13 - 07:08. United Airlines B767-424(ER) N76054 coming from Washington as UAL140 at 3000 ft (distance approx 10 km) established on 25L with lowering gear catching a rising sun in thin Cirrus.

 

29/05/12 - 06:05. Korean Air B747-4B5(BCF) HL7485 coming from Chicago as KAL9560 at 1500 ft (distance approx 5 km) vectoring for 25R catching a rising sun with some sunspot below the airplane.

 

06/04/12 - 07:25. easyJet Switserland A319-111 HB-JZK coming from Geneva as EZS533L at 5000 ft (distance approx 30 km) vectoring for 25L catching a rising sun with a big sunspot above the airplane.

 

02/04/12 - 07:27. Through some thin Cirrus cloudiness, besides a weak sunspot on the most right side, two airplane can be detected: the biggest one on the left resembles the most to an Embraer 190 and at that moment PH-EZA of KLM Cityhopper was enroute Amsterdam-Bologna as KLM1651 at 28000 ft, so most presumable this was the one. Distance of this non plotting machine on SBS is only a guess, roughly 100 km away. The smaller one on the right was most presumable B737-700 PH-XRW of Transavia enroute Amsterdam-Innsbruck at 39000 ft (without contrail !?) as TRA6833, which was at that time plotting over Dusseldorf (distance 165 km).

 

15/09/11 - 07:35. United Airlines B777-224 N78009 coming from Newark as COA60 on finals 25L catching a rising sun with some low clouds and one big sunspot.

 

15/09/11 - 07:33. Jet Airways A330-202 VT-JWL coming from New York (JFK) as JAI226 on finals 25L catching a rising sun.

 

05/09/11 - 07:22. Brussels Airlines A330-322 OO-SFV coming from Luanda-Kinshasa as BEL359 on finals 25L catching a rising sun.

 

03/09/11 - 07:20. Jet Airways A330-202 VT-JWM coming from New York (JFK) as JAI226 on finals 25L catching a rising sun.

 

03/09/11 - 07:18. Jet Airways A330-203 VT-JWE coming from Toronto as JAI229 on finals 25L catching a rising sun.

 

22/04/11 - 06:52. United Airlines B777-224 N779UA coming from Washington as UA950 at 3000 ft vectoring for 25L catching a rising sun with some big sunspots.

 

21/04/11 - 07:00. easyJet Airline A319-111 G-EZAI coming from Berlin (SXF) as EZY4701 at 3000 ft on finals 25L catching a rising sun.

 

18/04/11 - 07:03. Jet Airways A330-203 VT-JWE coming from Toronto as 9W229 on finals 25L catching a rising sun with some big sunspots.

 

18/04/11 - 07:01. easyJet Airline A319-111 G-EZAP coming from Berlin (SXF) as EZY4701 at 3000 ft vectoring for 25L catching a rising sun with some big sunspots.

 

16/04/11 - 20:02. US Airways B757-23N(WL) N205UW after t/o 25R going to Philadelphia as US751 catching a setting sun with some big sunspots.

 

15/04/11 - 07:08. Jet Airways A330-202 VT-JWP coming from New York as 9W225 on finals 25L catching a rising sun with some big sunspots.

 

11/04/11 - 07:17. Brussels Airlines A330-301 OO-SFN (same aircraft but 3 minutes later at 1500 ft !) coming from Bujumbura-Nairobi as SN453 on finals 25L catching a rising sun.

 

11/04/11 - 07:14. Brussels Airlines A330-301 OO-SFN at 3500 ft vectoring for 25L coming from Bujumbura-Nairobi as SN453 catching a rising sun.

 

09/04/11 - 07:21. Brussels Airlines A330-301 OO-SFM coming from Yaoundé-Kinshasa as SN354 on finals 25L catching a rising sun.

 

05/04/11 - 08:24. Brussels Airlines RJ85 OO-DJV coming from Bologna as SN3130 on finals 25R catching a rising Sun.

 

04/01/11 - 09:08. Aer Lingus A320 EI-DES coming from Dublin as EI630 on finals 25L catching a rising "eclipsed" Sun.

 

04/01/11 - 08:55. Austrian A320 OE-LBO coming from Vienna as OS351 on finals 25L catching a rising "eclipsed" Sun.

 

04/01/11 - 08:53. Swiss RJ100 HB-IXN coming from Zurich as LX786 on finals 25L catching a rising "eclipsed" Sun.

 

04/01/11 - 08:51. British Airways A319 G-EUPN coming from London (LHR) as BA388 on finals 25L catching a rising "eclipsed" Sun.

 

22/10/10 - 08:35. Air Baltic B737-522 YL-BBP coming from Riga as BT601 on finals 25L catching a rising Sun.

 

21/10/10 - 18:36. TAP A320-214 CS-TNS coming from Lisbon as TP614 on finals 25R catching a rising Moon.

 

03/06/10 - 08:24. Taken with a telescope at 1200 mm, Swiss Avro RJ100 HB-IYQ coming from Zurich as LX786 vectoring for 02 catching a rising Moon.

 

24/04/10 - 06:52. Brussels Airlines A330-301 OO-SFM coming from Yaoundé-Kinshasa as SN354 on finals 25L catching a rising sun.

 

27/03/10 - 06:49. Turkish Airlines A319-132 TC-JLM coming from Anadolu as TK1931 on finals 25L catching a rising sun.

 

27/03/10 - 06:47. Continental Airlines B767-424(ER) N78060 coming from Newark as CO060 on finals 25L catching a rising sun.

 

27/03/10 - 06:44. United Airlines B777-222 N781UA coming from Washington as UA950 with far behind Turkish Airlines A319-132 TC-JLM coming from Anadolu as TK1931, both on finals 25L catching a rising sun.

 

24/10/09 - 08:29. Brussels Airlines B737-43Q OO-VEP on finals 25L catching a rising sun.

 

24/10/09 - 08:21. CSA B737-55S OK-XGC was coming from Prague as OK630 on finals 25L in the early morning light.

 

26/09/09 - 07:50. Brussels Airlines B737-36N(WL) OO-VEX was coming from Copenhagen as SN2266 on finals 25L catching a rising sun.

 

26/09/09 - 07:46. Jet Airways A330-202 VT-JWQ was coming from Mumbai as 9W228 on finals 25L catching a rising sun.

 

18/09/09 - 07:49. Jet Airways A330-200 VT-JWG was coming from Newark as 9W227 on finals 25L catching a rising sun.

 

31/08/09 - 19:41. Brussels Airlines RJ85 OO-DJK was coming from Manchester as SN2178 on finals 25L catching a rising Moon.

 

04/08/09 - 21:31. Turkish Airlines A320 TC-JPB was coming from Ankara as TK1933 on finals 25L catching a rising Moon.

 

01/05/09 - 20:42. Cathay Pacific Cargo B747-467ERF B-LIB lining up 25R for departure to Dubai as CX002 with setting sun as background

 

03/04/09 - 07:32. Swiss RJ100 HB-IXR coming from Basle as SWR760 on final 25L above a rising sun

 

24/01/09 - 08:37. Brussels Airlines RJ85 OO-DJW coming from Birmingham as SN2050 on final 25L catching a rising sun

 

24/01/09 - 08:35. Brussels Airlines B737-300(WL) OO-LTM coming from Roma (FCO) as SN3188 on final 25L catching a rising sun

 

24/01/09 - 08:35. Brussels Airlines B737-300(WL) OO-LTM coming from Roma (FCO) as SN3188 on final 25L catching a rising sun

 

24/01/09 - 08:32. Europe Airpost (on behalf Brussels Airlines) B737-300 F-GZTA coming from Paris (CDG) as SN3630 on final 25L on top of a rising sun

 

12/01/09 - 08:43. Austrian A319 OE-LDD coming from Vienna as AUA351 on final 25L catching a rising sun

 

13/11/08 - 18:07. Brussels Airlines A319 OO-SSG was coming from Moscow (DME) as BEL2836 on finals 25L around 1000 ft, 30 seconds before touchdown

 

13/11/08 - 17:41. TNT Airways BAe146-200 OO-TAZ was coming from Manchester as TAY9412 on finals 25L around 1000 ft, 30 seconds before touchdown

 

17/10/08 - 21:31. Flybe ERJ145 G-EMBV was coming from Manchester as BEE7187 on finals 25L around 1000 ft, 30 seconds before touchdown

 

17/10/08 - 21:04. Blue Panorama Airlines (on behalf Jetairfly) B767-300 I-LLAG was coming from Tenerife as JAF5114 on finals 25L around 1000 ft, 30 seconds before touchdown

 

17/10/08 - 20:12. Two minutes later on the same flight path, but the Moon has risen a bit: Clickair A320 EC-KHN was coming from Barcelona as CLI1223 on finals 25L around 3000 ft, some 4 minutes before touchdown

 

17/10/08 - 20:10. Moonrise was at 19:38, so barely above the horizon giving an iron appearance and the disk was even a bit deformed. SAS B737-600 LN-RRO was coming from Stockholm (ARN) as SAS2591 on finals 25L around 3000 ft, some 3 minutes before touchdown

 

16/10/08 - 20:23. Sun-Air (on behalf British Airways) DO328 OY-NCS was coming from Bern as BAW5255 on finals 25L around 1000 ft, 30 seconds before touchdown

 

 

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