Chicago’s Solar Eclipse

Monday, August 21

What Time Will the Solar Eclipse Appear in Chicago?

Partial Eclipse begins at 11:54 am when the Moon touches the Sun’s edge.

Maximum Eclipse at 1:19 pm when the Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.

Partial Eclipse ends at 2:42 pm when the Moon leaves the Sun’s edge.

Will Chicago see the total eclipse?

Chicago is not in the path of totality. You will still need to use eye protection for the entire partial eclipse. The far southern portion of Illinois is the only part that sees totality.

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